Tiruvalluvar

Impermanence by Tiruvalluvar

Impermanence by Tiruvalluvar

Impermanence by Tiruvalluvar English version by P. S. Sundaram Original Language Tamil To take the fleeting for the permanent Is foolish and pitiable. Great wealth, like a crowd at a concert, Gathers and melts. Wealth never stays; use it on the instant On things that stay. A day, so called, if right... »

Truthfulness by Tiruvalluvar

Truthfulness by Tiruvalluvar

Truthfulness by Tiruvalluvar English version by P. S. Sundaram Original Language Tamil Truthfulness may be described as utterance Wholly devoid of ill. Even a lie is truthful If it does unsullied good. Lie not against your conscience Lest it burn you. Not false to one’s own conscience one will... »

Renunciation by Tiruvalluvar

Renunciation by Tiruvalluvar

Renunciation by Tiruvalluvar English version by P. S. Sundaram Original Language Tamil As one by one we give up We get freer and freer of pain. Renounce early if you seek joy; Great gladness awaits the ascetic. Control the five senses and give up All longings at once. To give up all behoves the asce... »

Love by Tiruvalluvar

Love by Tiruvalluvar

Love by Tiruvalluvar English version by P. S. Sundaram Original Language Tamil Can love be latched and hidden? A trickling tear Will proclaim it loud. The loveless grasp all; while the loving With their very bones help others. The soul, it is said, is enclosed in bones That human love may be. From l... »

Realization by Tiruvalluvar

Realization by Tiruvalluvar

Realization by Tiruvalluvar English version by P. S. Sundaram Original Language Tamil Of the folly which takes the unreal for real Comes the wretchedness of birth. The pure of vision undeluded Shall taste radiant joy. To those freed of doubt and clear More than earth is Heaven near. Where a sense of... »