(Not desiring the wife of some one else)
(Valluvar continues with chapters of desirable personal qualities of householders .He concludes that , the quality of not desiring the wife of some one else is much better than all Dharmic principles.)
1.Piran porulal pettozhugum pedamai jnalathu,
Aram porul kandar kan yil.
1,The ignorance of getting attracted by wife,
Of others is not there among those,
Who have seen Dharma and wealth.
2.Aran kadai nindarul yellam piran kadai ,
Nindrail pedayaar yil.
2.The followers of Dharma who stand at the gate of some one else ,
Wanting his wife , are the greatest fools.
3.Vilitharin verallar , manra thelintharil ,
3.Those who desire the wife of those who believe ,
In them are no different from the dead ones.
4.Yenaithunayuar aayinum yenaam thinaithunayum,
Theraan piran yil pugal.
4.Those who desire the wife of others, without thinking,
In spite of their greatness would be considered as debased.
5.Yelithena illirappan yeithum yenjjandrum,
Viliyathu nirkkum pazhi.
5.He who misbehaves with wives of I others ,
Thinking it as very easy , would have bad name for ever.
6.Pakai, paavam, acham pazhiyena nankum,
Ikalavaam yillirappan kan.
6. The four qualities Enmity , sin , fear and bad name
Would never go away from one who desires some one else’s wife.
7,Araniyalan yil vaazhvaan yenpan piraniyalal,
Penmai nayava thalan.
7.He who lives a married life of Dharma is the one,
Who does not desire the wife of others.
8.Piran manai nokkatha peraanmai , chandrorkku,
Aran ondro aandra ozhukku.
8.To the great people , the great masculinity of not looking at ,
The wife of others is not only dharma but also great good conduct.
9.Nalakkuriar yaarenin namaneer vaippin,
Pirakkurial thol thoyathaar.
9.In this great world those who deserve good things ,
Are those who do not touch the shoulders of wife of others.
10.Aranvarayaan alla cheyinum piran varayaal,
Penmai nayavamai nandru.
10.Even though a person does not live as per dharma,
It is better for him not to desire wife of others.