Old Tamil Poetry

Translations of Tamil Poetic works that span 2000 years

Thirukkural – 1021

There’s no greater dignity than to say
“I will not slack in my duty”

‘கருமம் செய’-ஒருவன்-’கைதூவேன்’ என்னும்
பெருமையின், பீடு உடையது இல்.

This Kural is in the Chapter ‘Clan Duty’ -குடி செயல்வகை. Hence Parimel Azhagar (13th Century) and Devaneya Paavaanar (20th Century) interpret duty as one’s duty towards upliftment of his clan / society.

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2 thoughts on “Thirukkural – 1021

  1. திங்கக்கிழமை காலைல guilt-trip பண்றீங்களே.
    இந்த முதலாளிகளே இப்படித்தான்.

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