Old Tamil Poetry

Translations of Tamil Poetic works that span 2000 years

Thirukkural – 754

Wealth earned by honest work and no foul means,
Will beget both virtue and bliss.

அறனீனு மின்பமு மீனுந் திறனறிந்து
தீதின்றி வந்த பொருள்.

அறன் ஈனும்; இன்பமும் ஈனும்;-திறன் அறிந்து,
தீது இன்றி வந்த பொருள்.

Wealth that is earned by one’s honest work and without any improper means will help one lead life peacefully. It will be a source that enables one to do virtuous deeds and also provide for his worldly pleasures.

அறன் – virtue
ஈன் – beget
இன்பம் – joy / bliss
திறன் – skill / labor
தீது – bad / foul
பொருள் – Wealth

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