TAMIL WISDOM- AVVAIYAR’S KONDRAI VENTHAN IN ENGLISH AND TAMIL – PART 3 (Post No.5518)

 

TAMIL WISDOM- AVVAIYAR’S KONDRAI VENTHAN IN ENGLISH AND TAMIL – PART 3 (Post No.5518)

 

Compiled by London Swaminathan

 
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Date: 8 October 2018

 

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Post No. 5518

 

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PART 3
நகர வருக்கம் – APHORISMS BEGINNING WITH ‘NA

48.FRIENDSHIP THAT NOT GOOD WILL LEAD TO TROUBLE
48. நல்லிணக்கம் அல்லல் படுத்தும்.

TIRUKKURAL 814

A FAITHLESS HORSE THROWS DOWN THE RIDER IN THE BATTLE FIELD. TO BE ALONE IS BETTER THAN TO HAVE SUCH FRIENDS.

TIRUKKURAL 816

THE HATRED OF WISE MEN IS A MILLION TIMES BETTER THAN THE INTIMACY OF SENSELESS FOOLS.

XXX

  1. IF THE WHOLE COUNTRY PROSPERS THERE IS NO INDIGENCE/POVERTY
    49. நாடெங்கும் வாழக் கேடொன்றும் இல்லை.

TIRUKKURAL 738

FIVE ARE THE ORNAMENTS OF A COUNTRY- BLOOMING HEALTH, WEALTH, RICH HARVEST, HAPPINESS, DEFENSIVE FORCES.

TIRUKKURAL 739

IT IS A LAND WHICH YIELDS RICH FOOD AND NEEDS NO FOREIGN AID. IT IS NO LAND WHICH NEEDS VERY HARD LABOUR.

XXX

50.TO LEARN TO PURPOSE IS NOT TO FAIL IN SPEECH
50. நிற்கக் கற்றல் சொல் திறம்பாமை.

TIRUKKURAL 299

ALL LAMPS ARE OF NO AVAIL. THE LIGHT OF TRUTH IS THE ONLY LAMP WHICH THE WISE CHERISH.

XXX

 

51.RESIDE IN PACE WHERE THERE IS PLENTY OF WATER
51. நீரகம் பொருந்திய ஊரகத்து இரு.

TIRUKKURAL 12

RAIN IS INSTRUMENTAL IN THE PRODUCTION OF GOOD FOOD AND IS ITSELF FOOD.

XXX

52.THOUGH YOUR WORK BE TRIFLING, CONSIDER BEFORE YOU BEGIN
52. நுண்ணிய கருமமும் எண்ணித் துணி.

TIRUKKURAL 468

ANY ENTERPRISE WITHOUT PROPER PLANS  WILL GO TO PIECES EVEN IF MANY BACK IT

TIRUKKURAL 467

VENTURE ON THE ACTION AFTER REFLECTION; TO SAY WE WILL REFLECT AFTER VENTURING IS DANGEROUS.

XXX

53.STUDY BOOKS ON MORALS AND WALK ACCORDINGLY
53. நூல்முறை தெரிந்து சீலத்து ஒழுகு.

TIRUKKURAL 391

STUDY WELL THOSE BOOKS WHICH ARE WORTH STUDYING; LET YOUR LIFE BE A NOBLE COMMENTARY ON IT

 

XXX

54.THERE IS NO FRAUD IN WHICH THE HEART IS NOT CONCERNED
54. நெஞ்சை ஒளித்து ஒரு வஞ்சகம் இல்லை.

THERE IS NO DECEIT UNKNOWN TO THE MIND

TIRUKKURAL 293

IF A MAN SHOULD UTTER A LIE CONSCIOUSLY , HIS OWN MIND WOULD TORTURE HIM FOR THE LIE HE UTTERED.

XXX

55.VOWS, IF NOT DULY PERFORMED, WILL BE OF NO USE.
55. நேரா நோன்பு சீராகாது.

TIRUKKURAL 267

THE HOTTER THE FIRE, THE PURER THE GOLD BECOMES. LIKEWISE THE HARDER THE AUSTERITY, THE MORE REFINED THE HUMAN SOUL BECOMES.

XXX

56.SPEAK NOT MEAN WORDS EVEN IN FRONT OF YOUR INFERIORS
56. நைபவர் எனினும் நொய்ய உரையேல்.

TIRUKKURAL 196

A LOVER OF PROFITLESS WORDS IS BUT CHAFF AMONG MEN.

TIRUKKURAL 193

USELESS WORDS ARE BUT THE FROTH OF AN EMPTY VESSEL

XXX

57.THE WEAK MAY BECOME STRONG
57. நொய்யவர் என்பவர் வெய்யவர் ஆவர்.

IF THERE IS A TIME FOR ELEPHANT, THERE IS A GOOF TIME FOR CAT AS WELL- TAMIL PROVERB

EVERY SAINT HAD A PAST AND EVERY SINNER HAS A FUTURE- ENGLISH PROVERB

TIRUKKURAL 495

IN DEEP WATER THE CROCODILE OVERPOWERS ALL; BUT OUT OF WATER OTHERS OVERPOWER IT

TIRUKKURAL 496

THE SEA SAILING SHIP CANNOT MOVE ON LAND. THE STRONG WHEELED HIGH CHARIOT CANNOT RUN ON WATER.

XXX

58.TO FAST IS TO ABSTAIN FROM ANIMAL FOOD
58. நோன்பு என்பதுவே (? என்பது) கொன்று தின்னாமை.

AVOID EATING FLESH BY KILLING.

TIRUKKURAL 253

THE MIND OF THOSE WHO FEED ON THE FLESH OF ANIMALS ,LIKE THE CRUEL MENTALITY OF THOSE WHO CARRY DEADLY WEAPONS IS DEVOID OF ALL COMPASSION.

TIRUKKURAL 260

ALL LIVING BEINGS WILL RAISE THEIR HANDS IN WORSHIP TO HIM WHO HAS NEVER TAKEN A LIVING BEING’S LIFE AND HAS ABSTAINED FROM EATING MEAT.

XXXX

பகர வருக்கம் – APHORISMS BEGINNING WITH ‘PA

59.THE MERIT OF ONE IS KNOWN BY THE GROWTH OF HIS GRAIN

  1. பண்ணிய பயிரில் புண்ணியம் தெரியும்.

TIRUKKURAL 545

RAINS AND ARVESTS ARE RICH IN THE LAND RULED BY THE RIGHTEOUS SCEPTRE OF AN ABLE LEADER.

 

XXX

60.THOUGH EAT WIT MILK, EAT AT THE PROPER TIME
60. பாலோடு ஆயினும் காலம் அறிந்து உண்.

TIRUKKURAL 943

DIGEST YOUR FOOD AND EAT WITH MODERATION. THAT IS THE WAY TO PROLONG LIFE

TIRUKKURAL 945

HE IS FREE FROM DISEASE WHO EATS WITH MODERATION WHAT IS AGREEABLE TO HIM.

TIRUKKURAL 947

NUMBERLESS DISEASES PREY ON A GLUTTON WHO EATS BEYOND MEASURE, IGNORANT OF THE LAWS OF HEALTH.

XXX

61.TO ABSTAIN FROM ADULTERY, IS WORTHY OF BEING CALLED VIRTUE
61. பிறன் மனை புகாமை அறம் எனத் தகும்.

TIRUKKURAL 146

THE MAN WHO COMMITS ADULTERY CAN NEVER ESCAPE ENMITY, SIN, FEAR AND INFAMY.

TIRUKKURAL 147

THE IDEAL HOUSE HOLDER IS HE WHO WILL NOT BE ATTRACTED BY THE FEMININE GRACE OF ANOTHER’S WIFE.

XXX

62.HE WHO WAS NOT IN HIS INFANCY IN WANT OF HIS MOTHER’S MILK CAN BEAR A HEAVY LOAD.
62. பீரம் பேணி பாரம் தாங்கும்.

PIIRAM HAS TOW MEANINGS-  BREAST MILK AND STRENGTH

ANOTHER INTERPRETATION IS- TAKE A LOAD TO SUIT YOUR STRENGTH.

TIRUKKURAL 475

THE AXLE OF AN OVER LOADED CART BREAKS BY ADDING EVEN A GENTLE PEACOCK’S FEATHER.

 

XXX

63.AVOID LYING, MURDER AND THEFT
63. புலையும் கொலையும் களவும் தவிர்.

THREE GATES OF HELL IN BHAGAVAD GITA 16-21

THE GATEWAY OF HELL IS THREE FOLD- LUST, ANGER AND GREED; THEREFORE ONE SHOULD ABANDON THEM

TIRUKKURAL 282

EVIL THOUGHT IS SINFUL. THEREFORE ONE SHOULD NOT EVEN THINK OF DEFRAUDING ANOTHER OF HIS POSSESSION

TIRUKKURAL 321

KILLING LEADS TO AL OTHER SINFUL ACTS. THEREFORE NON VIOLENCE IS THE HIGHEST VIRTUE

 

XXXX

64.LOW PEOPLE DO NOT POSSESS GOOD MANNERS
64. பூரியோர்க்கு இல்லை சீரிய ஒழுக்கம்.

TIRUKKURAL 831

WHAT IS THE THING CLLED FOLLY? IT IS TO CLING TO WHAT IS HARMFUL AND TO GIVE UP WHAT IS GOOD

XXXX

65.ASCETICS NEITHER REGARD THEIR FRIENDS NOR HATE THEIR ENEMIES
65. பெற்றோர்க்கு இல்லை சுற்றமும் சினமும்.

TIRUKKURAL 118

LIKE SCALES THAT ALWAYS REMAIN JUST AND FAIR,WISE MEN REMAIN IMPARTIAL AND DO NOT TAKE SIDES

BHAGAVAD GITA 5-18

SAGES SEEWITH AN EQUAL EYE, A LEARNED AND HUMBLE BRAHMIN, A COW, AN ELEPHANT, AND EVEN A DOG OR AN OUT CASTE.

 

XXX

 

66.SIMPLICITY IS AN ORNAMENT TO WOMEN
66. பேதைமை என்பது மாதர்க்கு அணிகலம்.

TIRUKKURAL 1013

WHERE DOES LIFE THROB BUT IN HER FLESHLY ABODE? WHERE DOES PERFECTION SHINE BUT IN MODESTY?

XXX

67.WALK GENTLY, THE WORLD WILL SUPPORT YOU.
67. பையச் சென்றால் வையம் தாங்கும்.

SLOW AND STEADY WINS THE RACE

XXX

68.AVOILD ALL THAT IS CALLED EVIL
68. பொல்லாங்கு என்பவை எல்லாம் தவிர்.

TIRUKKURAL 319

THE HARM WE DO UNTO OTHERS WILL BRING,IN QUICK SUCCESSION, HARM UNTO OURSELVES.

 

XXX

69.FOOD THAT WHICH IS GAINED BY LABOUR
69. போனகம் என்பது தான் உழந்து உண்டல்.

FOOD IS THAT WHICH IS EATEN GLADLY

XXX  SUBHAM XXX

TO BE CONTINUED…………………………..