Idukkan azhiyamai-63rd chapter of Thirukural-
(Not getting rattled by misery.)
(If we are to be succesfull adversity should not rattle us and we should continue our effort.THiruvalluvar says. “Laugh when you are miserable”)
1.Idukkan varumkal naguga, athanai,
Aduthoorvarvathu akthoppathu yil.
1.Laugh when you are miserable, for to face misery,
There is nothing as great as it.
2.Vellathanaya idumbai arivudayaan,
ULLthin uLLa kedum.
2.When the wise man thinks about the immeasurable miseries,
That come like water they would get destroyed.
3.Idumbaikku idumbai paduppar . idumaikku ,
3.Those who do not get miserable when faced with misery,
Would make that great misery miserable.
4.Madithavaayellam pagadannan uththa,
Idukkan idarpadu udaithu.
4.A bull pulls the cart in spite of any difficulties it faces,
And like that if we do work without bothering about misery, misery would get destroyed.
5,Adukki varinum azhivilaan uththa,
Idukkan idukkat padum.
5.Faced with a person who does not get depressed facing ,
Series of difficulties, misery would become sad.
6. Athemendru allar padupavo , pethemendru,
6.Would those who do say with happiness “Oh we have got it” when prosperity comes,
And who do not know how to preserve it, will not be sad , when that prosperity goes.
7.Ilakkam udambidumbaikku yendru kalakkathai,
Kaiyaaraa kollathaam mel.
7.Wise people knowing that their body is subject to misery,
Would not become sad when misery comes.
8.Inbam vizhayaan idumbai iyalpenban,
Thunbam uruthal ilan.
8.A person who does not enjoy when good things come ,
Would say misery is but natural and would not become sad.
9.Inbathul inbam vizhayaathaan , thunbathul ,
Thunbm uruthal ilan.
9. A person who does want to be pleased with sweetness of pleasure,
Would not be sorry seeing the sorrow within misery
10.Innamai inbam yenakolin aakunthan,
Onnaar vizhayum chirappu.
10.If a person thinks that misery is a thing of joy,
Even his enemies would have great respect towards him.