Madi inmai-61st chapter of Thirukural-
(Absence of laziness)
(THiruvalluvar says that unless you leave out laziness you can never progress. He says “of Doing urgent jobs slowly , forgetfulness , laziness and too much of sleep are the ship of destruction )
1.Kudi yennaam kundraa vilakkam madiyennum,
Maasura mainthu kedum.
1.If the stain of laziness falls on the undying lamp of heritage ,
The light will get dimmed and eventually lamp would be put out.
2.Madiyai madiyaa ozhukal kudiyai ,
2.If their family should get fame of heritage,
They should try their best to leave out laziness.
3.Madi madi kondozhugum pedhai pirantha ,
Kudi madiyum thanninum munthu.
3.The family of the ignorant one who has laziness with him ,
Would get destroyed much before him.
4.Kudi madithu kuthram perugum madi madinthu,
4.Those who are drowned in laziness and also lack enthusiasm,
Would also be loaded with the crime of destroying fame of their family.
5.Nedu neer maravi madi thuyil naankum,
Keduneeraar kama kkalan.
5. The four characters of Doing urgent jobs slowly , forgetfulness , laziness ,
And too much of sleep are the ship of destruction used by those who want to be destroyed.
6.Padiyudayaar pathamaintha kannum , madiyudayaar ,
MaaN payan yeithal arithu.
6.Even if the wealth of an emperor ruling the earth come and join,
It is rare to find a lazy one benefitting from it.
7.Idi purinthu yellum chol ketpar , madi purinthu ,
Maanda uluththilavar .
7.Those who do not do great acts due to their liking laziness ,
Would be ready to hear the words of criticism from others.
8.Madimai kudimai kan thangin than oththarkku ,
Adimai puguthi vidum.
8.If a person with good heritage becomes lazy ,
It would make him a slave to his enemies.
9.Kudiyaanmai ulvantha kuththam oruvan ,
Madiyaanmai maaththal kedum.
9.If a person avoids the laziness to which he is a slave ,
It would remove the crimes in method of ruling of his family.
10.Madiyilaa mannavan yeithum adiyalaanthan,
10. A ruler who is not lazy can attain all the lands ,
That was measured by God with his feet.