Monday, December 7, 2015

Kudimai -96th Chapter of Thirukural- ( Good Heritage)

Kudimai -96th  Chapter  of Thirukural-
( Good Heritage)

Translated  by

(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.

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