Kal unnamai-93rd chapter of Thirukural-
(Not drinking alcoholic drinks)
( Thousands of years back the great poet has clearly brought out the sorry state of a drunkard. He says, “The effort to make a drunkard understand the evil of drinking Is like searching a man who has sunk in water using a lamp.”)
1.Uthka padaar oli izhappar yenjjandrum,
Kal kaathal kondu ozhukuvaar.
1.Those who like to drink alcohol would never scare ,
Their enemies and also would lose their respectability.
2.Unnarkka kallai , unil unka chandroraal ,
Enna pada vendaathaar.
2.Do not drink alcohol but those who not want,
To v be recognized by wise people can drink if they want.
3.Eendraal mukatheyum innaathaal yen mathu ,
Chandror mukathu kali.
3.When even the mother would feel sad to see drunken face of her son,
Imagine the hatred that well behaved wise people would feel.
4.NaNennun nallaal puram kodukum kal ennum,
PeNaa perum kuthathaarkku.
4.The good maid called shyness would not see and go away,
If she sees a person who dies the great crime of drinking.
5.Kayariyaamai udaithe porul koduthu ,
5.Only ignorance will lead a man to buy drinks by exchanging ,
The wealth he has earned with difficulty and it is his bad fate.
6.Thunjinaar chethaarin verallar yenjaandrum,
Nanjunbaar Kal unbavar.
6,Like those who sleep are no different from the dead , those drunkards,
Who have lost their brain are not different from those poisoned people who have swooned.
7.Ulloththi ulloor nakapoduvar yenjandrum,
Kalloththi kan chaipavar.
7.Those who have lost their brain due to drinking ,
Would be detected and forever be laughed at.
8.Kalithariyen yenpathu kai viduka , nenjathu ,
Olithathoom aange mikum.
8.Aman who drinks in hiding should leave saying “I have never drunk,
For that crime would come out of his mouth when he is drunk.
9.Kalithaanai karanam kattuthal keezh neer ,
Kulithanai theenthhoree yathu.
9,The effort to make a drunkard understand the evil of drinking ,
Is like searching a man who has sunk in water using a lamp.
10.Kallunnaa pozhthil kalithaanai kanumkaal,
Ullan kol undathan chorvu.
10.Possibly a drunkard when he is not drunk , on seeing another drunkard , possibly ,
Would not understand the sorry state of his unconsciousness ,