Kudimai -96th Chapter of Thirukural-
( Good Heritage)
(What does well born or good heritage indicate? THiruvalluvar tells the answer to this question in this chapter.Please read it, it should definitely elevate you.)
1.Irpiranthaar kannallathu illai iyalpaka ,
Cheppavum naNUm orungu.
1.Those who are born in a good family would have both ,
Natural absence of bias and shame to do wrong things .
2.Ozhukkamum vaimayum naanum immondrum ,
Yizhukkar kudi piranthaar.
2.Those born in high families would never fail from ,
Good character, truth and sense of shame.
3.Nagai yeegai yinchol ikazhaamai naankum,
Vakai yenba vaimai kudikku.
3,Smile , charity , sweet words, and not taking ,
Ill of others are the four properties of good heritage , say good people .
4.Adukkiya kodi perineum kudi piranthaar ,
Kundruva cheithal yilar.
4.Even if they have several crores of wealth , person with good heritage.
Would not engage themselves in demeaning acts.
5.Vazhanguvathul veezhntha kannum , pazhamkudi,
Panbin thalaipirithal indru.
5.Those people who are not in a position to great charity as before,
Due to slipping in poverty, would never slip from their nature.
6.CHalam paththi chalpila cheyyarmaa chaththa ,
KUlam pathi vazhthum yenbar.
6.Those who are living with culture of good heritage ,
Would not engage in base acts due to anger or with intention to cheat.
7.Kudipiranthaar kan vilangum kutham visumbin,
Mathikan maruppol uyarnthu.
7.The drawbacks of people with good heritage , would be visible ,
To all like the stain in the moon, high in the sky.
8.Nalathin kan naarimai thondrin avanai,
Kulathin kan iyya padum.
8.If a person develops dislike to good character,
We would be forced to start doubting about his heritage.
9.Niathil kidanthamai kaalakaatum kaatum,
Kulathil piranthaar vai chol.
9.The sprouts in a land would indicate nature of the land,
And the words from the mouth of a person would indicate his heritage.
10.Nalam vendin naaNudami vendum , Kulam vendin ,
Vendum yaarkkum panivu.
10.A person who aims at comforts should have sense of shame ,
But a person desiring good heritage should have humility.