Porul cheyal vagai-76th chapter of Thirukural-
(The ways wealth acts)
(THiruvalluvar emphasizes the role that wealth plays in life of a person/country. He says a wealthy person is not found fault but whatever a poo person does is wrong. A chapter that is very relevant to modern times.)
1.Porulallavarai porulaaka cheyyum,
Porulallathu illai porul.
1.It is nothing but wealth that makes a person something,
Even though the person is not reckoned as something.
2.Yillarayum yellarum yeLLuvar chelvarai,
Yellarum chivar cheirappu.
2.The one who does not have wealth is found fault by all,
And the one who has wealth is appreciated by all.
3.Porulennum poyya vilakkum irul arukkum,
Yenniya theyathu chendru.
3.The ever shining lamp of wealth would remove the darkness of enmity,
And would take him to all that places that he wants (all countries he wants)
4.Aran yeenum inbamum yeenum thiranarinthu <
Theethindru vandha porul.
4,The wealth earned by a person, who knows the proper way to earn,
Without causing any type of sorrow to any one, would give him Dharma as well as pleasure.
5,Arulodum anbodum Vaaraa porul aakkam,
Pullaar puraLa vidal.
5.Wealth earned without grace and mercy ,
Should be completely abandoned.
6.Uru porulum ulku porulum than onnar,
Theru porulum Vendhan porul.
6.Wealth with the government , tax collected and,
What has been got from enemies are the wealth of the ruler.
7,Arulenum anbin kuzhavi porulenum,
Chelva chevilyal undu.
7.The baby called love born to the mother called grace ,
Would be looked after by the foster mother called wealth.
8.Kundreri yanai por kandaththaal than kaithondru ,
Undaka cheivan vinai,
8.If one does an act with sufficient wealth in hand ,
It is like watching elephant’s fight standing on a hill top.
9.Cheika porulai cherunar cherukkarukkum ,
Yekkathanil kooriyathu yil.
9.Save wealth for it cuts the pride of enemies(competitors),
And there is no other sharper weapon than that.
10.ON porul kaazhppa iyaththiyaarkku yen porul ,
Yenai irandum orungu.
10. To those who have earned wealth in a proper way ,
The two wealth of dharma and joy would come together.