Panpudamai-100th chapter of Thirukural-
(Being cultured is desirable .Valluvar says “The great wealth got by a person without culture,
would get spoilt like good milk kept in a bad vessel.”)
1.Yenpadathaal yeithal yelithenpa yaarmaattum,
Pabpudamami yennum vazhakku.
1,If people are able to approach you easily ,
You can easily attain the way to be cultured.
2.Anbudamai aandra kudipirathal ivvirandum,
Panpudamai yenum vazhakku.
2.Haviing love and being born in a good family,
Are the proper steps to become cultured.
3.Urupothal makkaloppu andraal veruthakka,
Panpothal oppathaam oppu.
3,.You cannot become similar to others by matching of body parets,
Only you can match them if your activities are similarly cultured.
4,Nayanodu nandri purintha payanudayaar ,
Panpu parattum ulagu.
4,The culture of those who live usefully ,
With justice and good would be appreciated by the world.
5,Nagayullum innahu igazchi , pagayullum,
Panpula padarivar maattu.
5.Criticising others even for fun is bad but those who are,
Cultured would show good behavior even to their enemies,
6.Panpudayaar pattundu ulagam , athu indrel,
Manpujkku maivathu man.
6.The world continues to live due to cultured people,
If they are not there, the world would get buried in mud and get destroyed.
7.Aram polum koormayarenum maram poalvar,
Makkal panpu illathavar.
7.Those who are not cultured m, even if they are sharp,
Like a saw , can only be compared to wood , which does not have intelligence.
8..Nanpaththaraki nayam ila cheivarkkum,
8.If we do not do good to those who are not friendly ,
But inimical , we would become uncultured.
9.Nakalvallar allarkku maayiru jnaalam,
Pakalum paal pattu andru irul.
9.To those without culture who cannot get joy by mixing,
With the world, even at day time the world would look dark.
10.Panpu ilaan peththa perum chelvm nanpaal,Kalam theemayaal thirinthaththu