Pen vazhi cheral-91st chapter of Thirukural -
(Going the way of ladies.)
( THiruvalluvar tells that obeying ladies is not very desirable for a male. This he tells strongly .This is not in tune with modern thought .WE think that both should obey each other and have a peaceful and nice life.)
1.Manaikizhavaar maaNpayan yeithar vinai vizhaivaar ,
Vendaa porulum athu.
1.Those who love their wife and because of that obey her,
Would not get Dharmic results and is an action ,
That has to be avoided by those who want to complete their duty.
2,PeaNaathu pennizhaivan aakkam periyathor,
NaNaaka naNum tharum.
2.The person who does not improve his wealth but only obeys the lady,
Would give them shame seeing which the world would be ashamed.
3.Yillal kan thaazhntha iyalpinmai yanjandrum ,
Nallarul naanu tharum.
3.Being always be completely be subservient to the wife ,
Would make him ashamed , when he goes before good people.
4.Manayalai anjum marumayilaaLan,
Vinayanmai veereithal indru.
4,A person who is scared of his wife and does not bother about salvation,
Would not be able to get fame in the way he works.
5.Yillalai anjuvaan anjumathu uenjandrum,
Nallarkku nalla cheyal.
5.A person who is scared of his wife, would be scared,
To good to the good people.
6.Imayarin vaazhinum padilare illal,
6,A person who is scared of his wife with a bamboo like shoulders,
Even if he lives like devas, would not have any greatness.
7.Pen eval cheithozhukum aanmayin nanudai,
Penne perumai udaithu .
7.A lady with a normal trait of shyness is greater than,
A man who shamelessly obeys his wife.
8.Nattaar kurai mudiyaar nandraaththaar nannuthalaal ,
8.Those who obey their wife with crescent like forehead,
Would not help their friends by removing their problems.
9.Ara vinayum aandra porulum piravinayum,
Penneval cheivar kaN yil.
9.tHose who do acts as per their orders of their wife ,
Do not have Dhama, the wealth to follow it and their other duties
10.Yen cherntha nenja thidanudayaarkku yenjandrum,
Pen chernthaam pethaimai yil.
10.Those who have habit of thinking and have the needed status,
Would not have the ignorance of acting as per wishes of his wife.