Pullarivanmai-85th Chapter of Thirukural-
(Absence of intelligence)
( Thiruvalluvar again and again emphasizes that ignorance is a curse.This chapter is worth reading by every one)
1.Arivinmai inmayul inmai pirithinmai ,
1.Abscence of intelligence is the worst form of poverty,
For poverty would not be considered as stable by the world.
2.Arivilaan nenjuvanthu eethal pirithuyathum,
Illai peruvaan thavam.
2.If a person without intelligence gives something with joy,
It is only due to the good fortune of a person getting it.
3.Arivilaar thaam thamai pizhikkum pizhai ,
Cheruvaarkkum cheithal arithu.
3.The sorrows that the person without intelligence causes to himself,
Cannot be caused even by his enemy.
4.Venmai yenapaduvathu yaathenin onmai ,
Udayam yaam yennum cherukku.
4. The pride that , “I know everything “ is ,
The sign of person without intelligence.
5.Kallatha mer kondu ozhukal kasadara ,
Vallathoom iyam tharum.
5.The claim of a person without intelligence that he has read,
The books that he has not read , would make others feel .
That he does not know even the book that he has learnt.
6.Aththam marainthalo pullarivu thamvayin,
Kuththam marayaa vazhi.
6.It is also ignorance to hide their parts of body only,
Without trying to remove the problems that one person has.
7.Arumurai chorum arivilaan cheyyum,
Perumirai thaane thanakku.
7.The ignorant person lets out important secrets which should be hidden,
And would invite great sorrows to himself.
8.Yevavum chikalaan thaan theraan , avvuyir ,
Poam alavum oar noi.
8.A person of ignorance who does not obey others and ,
Does not it himself also , would be a sickness to the world , till he dies.
9.Kanaathaan kattuvaan thaan kaanaan kanaathaan,
Kandanaam thaan kandavaru.
9.If one tries to give wisdom to a person of ignorance m,
He would not be able to do it and ultimately sorrow of it.
10.Ulagathaar undenpathu illenbaan vayathu ,
Alakayaa vaikka padum.
10.A person who says no to the fact that the world has learned people ,
Would be considered as the devil who walks in the world.