Old Tamil Poetry

Translations of Tamil Poetic works that span 2000 years

Thirukkural – 616


Efforts put in will make one wealthy;
Lack of effort will bring in poverty.

முயற்சி திருவினை யாக்கு முயற்றின்மை
யின்மை புகுத்தி விடும்.

முயற்சி-திருவினை ஆக்கும்; முயற்று இன்மை
இன்மை புகுத்திவிடும்.

Untiring efforts put in to do one’s duty will make them wealthy. If one is lazy and does not out in required effort, it will bring in poverty in their life.

Thiruvalluvar plays with the word இன்மை. Which means absence/lack/poverty. 

முயற்சி – effort
திரு – wealth
வினை – work
இன்மை – Lack / Poverty. http://www.oldtamilpoetry.com

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