A daily chapter from South Indian saint Tiruvalluvar's Tirukural, 'Holy Couplets.'
Excessive anger's harm is exceeded
Just as perpetual poverty slowly nullifies one's knowledge,
Unmindful men will never know renown.
Nothing will provide defense for the cowardly,
The forgetful man who fails to take precautions
Nothing can compare to watchfulness
There is nothing too difficult for the man who
One should do that which men extol as praiseworthy.
Whenever the mind is engrossed in pleasant infatuations,
It is easy to get what you think of
These daily couplets are drawn from Saint Tiruvalluvar's Tirukural, an ethical masterpiece written over 2,200 years ago in South India. This American English translation, known as Weaver's Wisdom, is available at our Minimela online store.