Chutham thazhaal-53rd Chapter of Thirukkural -
(Hugging those surrounding him.)
( THiruvalluvar feels that we have to do any act sharing with and supported by friends and relatives like a crow and then only we will succeed. )
1.Pathraththa kannum pazhaimai parattuthal,
Chuththathaar kanne yula.
1.Only relations praise a person like earlier , even when
He becomes poor ,after he looses all wealth .
2.Virupparaa chutham iyayin arupparaa ,
Aakkam palavum tharum.
2.If a person has loving relations surrounding him,
He would be blessed with more and more prosperity.
3.ALvaLAvilklathaan vazhkkai kulavalaa,
Kodindri neer nirainthaththu.
3.The life of a person who does not move closely ,
With his relatrives is like water filled tank without banks.
4.Chuthaththal chutha pata ozhukal chelvathaan,
Ethaththaal petha payan.
4 . The life of a person whose relatives surround him and his living,
Happily talking with them is the only use of his prosperity.
5.Koduthalum inchollum , aathin adukkiya ,
Chuthathaal chutha padum.
5.,If a person can give the relatives what they want and talk ,
Sweet words to them , he would be continuously surrounded by many more relatives.
6.Perum kodayaan peNAAn vekuli , avanin ,
Marunkudayaar manilathu yil.
6.if a person is greatly charitable and does not like anger,
No one would have many relatives like him.
7.Kakkai karavaa karainthunnum , aakkamum,
Anna neerakke uLa.
7.The crows would call its species and share its food with them,
And only a person like that would be surrounded by prosperity.
8.Pothu nokkaan vendhan varisayaa nokkin,
Athu nokki vaazhvaar palar.
8.A king should not give equal treatment for all but it should ,
Depend on their capability and if he does like this,
Seeing that several relations would crowd round him,
9.Thamaraaki than thuranthaar chutham amaraamai ,
Karanam indri varum.
9,Those relations who left a person for some reason,
Would come back of their own accord , once that reason is not there.
10.Uzhaipirinthu karanathin vanthaanai vendhan,
Izhaithirinthu yenni kolal.
10.If a person leaves the king and later returns for some reason,
The king should peacefully judge his previous acts,
And accept him only after deep thought.