Old Tamil Poetry

Translations of Tamil Poetic works that span 2000 years

Thirukkural – 178

Way to not shrink one’s wealth
is to not covet other’s riches.

அஃகாமை செல்வத்திற் கியாதெனின் வெஃகாமை
வேண்டும் பிறன்கைப் பொருள்.

Coveting what others have will lead to reduction of one’s own. Chapter 17 of Thirukkural is about ‘Not Coveting’ (வெஃகாமை).

அஃகாமை – not reduce
வெஃகாமை – not coveting

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