Not Coveting (By St. Thiruvalluvar) - Poem by Rajendran Muthiah
171.If you want to covet the well-got wealth of others
Your family goes to ruins and you turn to crimes.
172.They who are ashamed of being partial don’t desire
The wealth of others knowing the reprisal of such greed.
173.Those who aspire for the eternal joy, don’t do evil deeds
To enjoy the base earthly pleasure.
174.The faultless wise who rein their senses
Don’t have the avarice for the goods of others in poverty.
175.If you act in folly with greed for the fortune of others
What is the use of your sharp, wide intellect?
176.Those who are firm in virtue, desire grace and commit
crimes to accede to the wealth of others, ruins oneself.
177.Don’t seek the treasures accruing out of greed
As it seldom proves good as it grows to yield fruits.
178.The solution for one’s wealth not to dwindle
Is to rid of greediness for the riches of others.
179.To covet not the wealth of others is virtue to the wise
And the goddess of wealth affiliates with them on merit.
180.The thoughtless lust for the stores of others brings ruin.
The bliss of not coveting others' wealth assures win.
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