rajendran muthiah

Rookie - 250 Points (16.03.1950)

Thiruvalluvar's Couplets on 'Possession of Motivation'

591. Owners of motivation are proud possessors.
Do they really possess who own things else?
592. Motivation in mind has no end and it lasts long.
But material wealth endures not and passes away.

593. Those who own lasting motivation as handy goods
don’t despair for the loss of material wealth.

594. Prosperity paves the way to reach him
who has steadfast motivation.

595. The stem of a water-lily is the depth of water abounds.
The greatness of people is the measure of their motivation.

596. Whatever you think, let it be high. Failing to attain it
shouldn’t thwart you from aspirations lofty.

597. The elephant stands firm even when arrows showered on him.
The highly induced don’t lose heart even in the face of danger.

598. Those without self-motivation can’t have the glorious thought
of having exhaustive might among the men.

599. Despite his large body and sharp tusk, the elephant alarms,
when a spurred tiger assaults.

600. High motivation in a man is his real excellence.
Those who are bereft of it are trees in the pretence of men.

Submitted: Saturday, July 13, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Listen to this poem:

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.


Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Thiruvalluvar's Couplets on 'Possession of Motivation' by rajendran muthiah )

  • Rookie Ravindran Govindaraju (7/17/2013 1:01:00 AM)

    Rajendran, with your interest and depth of the language i sincerely request to translate some poems of Bharathiar..ninrathuve..nada pathuve.. enthayum thayum.. Please (Report) Reply

Read all 1 comments »

Famous Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  4. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  8. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe
Trending Poets
Trending Poems
  1. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  2. If, Rudyard Kipling
  3. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  4. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  5. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  6. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  7. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  9. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
  10. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
[Hata Bildir]