Section 3 OOzh iyal of the I book of THirukural
This section with one chapter deals about fate .Possibly Thiruvalluvar thought that fate cannot be either put on the section of householder or the ascetic as it is common tpo both.
OOzh-38th Chapter of Thirukkural -
1.AAkozhaal thondrum asavinmai , kaiporul ,
Pokoozhaal thondrum madi.
1.When fate for earning wealth comes, laziness would go away ,
And when fate for loss comes , laziness would come.
2,Pethai padykkum izhavoozh arivaththum ,
AAkaloozh utha kadai.
2,When fate for losing wealth comes , wisdom would go away,
And when fate for earning comes , wisdom would increase.
3,Nunniya nool pala karpinum maththunthan,
Unmai arrive mikum.
3.Even though very sharp books are learnt ,
According to fate our own intelligence only would show up.
4.Yiru veru ulakathu iyarkkai thiruveru ,
Thelliyar aathalum veru.
4,According to fate world would consist of two types of people,
A group who are wealthy and another who are wise.
5.Nallavi yellam theeyavaam , theeyavum ,
Nallavaam chelvam cheyarkku,
5,When fate is good all bad would become good,
And when it is bad , all bad would turn to be good.
6.Pariyinum aakaavaam paalalla uythu,
Choriyinum pokaa thama
6.When fate is bad we would lose our wealth even if we suffer to protect it,
And when it is good , even if we throw out our wealth, they would not go away.
7.Vakuthaan vakutha vakayallal koti ,
THokuthaarkkum thuithal arithu.
7.We cannot enjoy wealth even if we save them in crores ,
Unless fate ordains it that we can enjoy it.
8.THurapparman thuppura villar urarpaala,
Oottaa kazhiyum yenin.
8. Though there is great wealth, people with bad fate ,
Cannot enjoy them and would go in search of life of Ascetics.
9.Nandruaangal nallavaa kanbavar , andru aangaal,
Allal paduvathu yevan.
9. Why should those who get happy when they get good fate
Get unnecessarily sad when the bad fate comes.
10.OOzhin peruvali yaavula maththondru,
Choozhinum thaan munthurum.
19,There is nothing stronger in the world than fate,
For when we try to get over it, it would always be in our front.
This is the last chapter of the first book on Dharma of Thirukkural ,It had for different sections. The first introductory chapter dealt with worship of god, essential nature of rain , superiority of those who get detached and a chapter which emphasizes Dharma . The next section with nineteen chapters deals with essential qualities of the householder and the next section consisting of twelve chapters deals with essential qualities of an ascetic and the fourth section on fate has just one chapter dealing with good and bad fate .
The book that follows is called “The book of wealth “ and deals with methods of earning wealth , the qualities of those who should help rule the country and the other with duties of the king, Among the three books of Thirukkural , this is the largest consisting of 50 chapters,
I am continuing with my translation further with the blessing of God.