Not Coveting Another Man's Wife - Poem by Rajendran Muthiah
141. The wise of this world know of virtue and of goods
And so have no folly of coveting another’s wife.
142. Of all the sinners those who desire another’s wife
And lurk in his door are the greater fools.
143. Those who live doing evil with the trusting friend’s wife
Are none other than the living dead.
144. What’s the use of his status if he goes to another’s wife
Thinking not a whit of his crime?
145. Those who think of visiting another’s wife a trifle
Gains eternal infamy.
146. The four vices hatred, sin, fear and disgrace
Will never leave the lecher who warms another’s wife.
147. Those who lead a virtuous family life
Do not covet the womanhood of someone’s wife.
148. Manly excellence that looks not on another’s wife
Is not only a great virtue but also the propriety.
149. The goodmen in this gruesome sea-girt world
Are those who embrace not the wife of another.
150. Though a man commits sins crossing the bounds of virtue,
It is good if he desires not the chaste wife of another.
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