All vinayudamai-62nd chapter of Thirukural-
(Having perseverance )
(In this chapter THiruvalluvar puts great emphasis on the need of perservarance to complete any job and he says perseverance increases one’s prosperity and its absence makes you poor.)
1.Arumai udaithendru asaavaamai vendum,
Perumai muyarchi tharum.
1.It is not proper to feel depressed feeling that,
“I cannot complete a job” as perseverance would lead you to greatness.
2.Vinaikan vunai kedal ombal vinaikurai,
Theernthaarin theernthandru ulagu.
2,If a person leaves a job without completing it ,
The world would leave him and so do not spoil the job by leaving it in the middle.
3.Thalaanmai yennum thagaimai kan thangiththe ,
Velanmai yenum cherukku.
3.The greatness of the character of perseverance ,
Is fixed in the great culture of effort.
4.ThaalaNmai illathaan veLanmai pedikai,
VaLaNmai poala kedum.
4.If a person without perseverance tries to help some one,
It would like a coward who gets scared of an army ,
Taking a sword in his hand and trying to rule.
5.Inbam vizhayaan vinai vizhaivaan than kelir ,
Thunbam thudaithoondrum thoon.
5.The person who does not like enjoyment but has perseverance,
To finish his job is like a pillar which removes sorrow and carries the mansion of life.
6.Muyarchi thiruvinayaakum , muyaththinmai ,
Inmau puguthi vidum.
6.Perseverance increases a person’s wealth,
And its absence, would make him suffer poverty.
7.MadiyuLaaL maamukadiyenba madiyilaan,
7.Where laziness is there the black goddess of misfortune (Jyeshta Devi) lives,
And with one who is not laziness , Goddess Lakshmi (lady of lotus) lives.
8.Poriyinmai yaarkkum pazhiyandru aRivaRinthu,
AAlvinai inmai pazhi.
8 Even iIf the fate which gives rewards according the amount of effort,
Is not there, it is not a mistake of any one , but not trying,
After earning desired knowledge is a mistake .
9.DEivaththaan aakaathu yeninum muyarchi than,
Mei varutha kkolli tharum.
9.If the job we did could not be completed by strength of fate ,
We would get sufficient result commensurate with our efforts.
10.OOzhayum uppakkam kaanpar ulaivindri ,
10.Those who do an act without losing courage and with sufficient effort,
Could even make fate which tries to stop it show its back.(retreat).