Dr.V.K. Kanniappan

Gold Star - 19,273 Points (17.10.1944 / Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India)

The Esteemed Qualities For A Human Being! - Poem by Dr.V.K. Kanniappan

The truthfulness, forbearance, greatness,
…austerity, humbleness, impartial and neutral,

tendency of not owning something for self,
…to be satisfied and maintain self-renunciation,

to be helpful for everybody and to keep up
…an unchanging holy practice

are the ten virtues said to be the esteemed
...qualities for a human being!

Topic(s) of this poem: lifestyle

Form: Prose Poem


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Hi,
This poem 'The esteemed qualities for a human being! ' is a translation of a poem from Tamil literature 'araneRichsAram.

மெய்ம்மை பொறையுடைமை மேன்மை தவமடக்கம்
செம்மையொன் றின்மை துறவுடைமை- நன்மை
திறம்பா விரதந் தரித்தலோ டின்ன
அறம்பத்தும் ஆன்ற குணம்.12 அறநெறிச் சாரம்

உண்மை - truthfulness
பொறையுடைமை – forbearance
மேன்மை – greatness
தவம் – austerity,
அடக்கம் – humbleness,
செம்மை – impartial and neutral,
ஒன்றின்மை – tendency of not owning something for self, துறவுடைமை – to be satisfied and maintain self-renunciation, நன்மை – to be helpful for everybody,
திறம்பா விரதம் தரித்தல் – to keep up an unchanging holy practice

Comments about The Esteemed Qualities For A Human Being! by Dr.V.K. Kanniappan

  • Kaliappan Ezekkial (9/4/2015 10:35:00 AM)


    nice and great lovable translation; (Report) Reply

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  • Abdulrazak Aralimatti (9/4/2015 6:14:00 AM)


    Truly, the mentioned ten virtues are the esteemed qualities of a human being
    Loved reading the poem
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    Kanniappan Kanniappan (9/4/2015 6:28:00 AM)

    Thanks for your reading and for your nice comments.

  • David Wood (9/4/2015 5:10:00 AM)


    Good qualities for all to have. Nice poem to read. (Report) Reply

    Kanniappan Kanniappan (9/4/2015 5:35:00 AM)

    Thank you David for your reading and for your nice comments.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, September 4, 2015

Poem Edited: Friday, September 4, 2015


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