Aran-75th Chapter of Thirukkural-
(Strength of the fort is important for a country during those days.THiruvalluvar lists the needs of a good fort and the defending country.)
1.Aathupavarkkum aran porul , anjithan ,
1.Security o is need to those go for war and,
To those who are attacked.
(Word competition in business can replace war)
2.Mani neerum , mannum malayum ani nizhal ,
Kadum udayathu aran.
2.Security can be made of gem like water(moat) ,
Empty grounds and forest with pretty shade .
3.Uyarvakalam thinmai arumai innankin,
Amaivaran yendruraikkum nool.
3.Learned people say that the built security should have ,
Four properties of height, breadth , strength and unapprochability.
4.Chirukappin peridathathaki uru pakai,
4.A built security should have narrow entrance, wide interiors,
And should destroy enthusiasm of those who come to attack.
5.Kolarkku arithai konda koozhthu aaki agathaar,
Nilaikku yelithaam neerathu aran.
5. A built security should be difficult to capturem, posses sufficient,
Food material to live and should be easy for people inside to defend.
6. Yella porulum udaithai idathu udhavum ,
Nal aal udayathu aran,
6.A fort should have sufficient materials to live for those inside,
And should posses valorous soldiers to help in critical times.
7.Muthiyum muthaathu yerinthum aria paduthum ,
Paththrkku ariyathu aran.
7.A good fort should be one which cannot easily by enemies,
By holding a siege , fighting it out and several cheating methods,.
8.Muthu aathi muthi yavarayum paththu aaththi ,
Pathiyaar velvathu aran.
8.A fort should deter enemies from putting a long siege ,
And help those people inside it achieve victory.
9.Munai mukathu maaththalar chaya vinai mukathu ,
Veeru yeithi mandathu aran.
9.Fort is the one which has valorous soldiers , who fight,
So that the soldiers who have a siege would be destroyed in front of it.
10.Yenai matchithu aakiya kannum , vinai matchi ,
Illar kan illathu aran.
10.Whatever may be the greatness of the fort , it is useless ,
If the army defending it is not strong.