Avvaiyar

(1st - 2nd Century CE / Tamil Nadu / India)

Worth Four Crores - Poem by Avvaiyar

"(i) Not crossing the threshold
of those that disrespect you
is worth a crore indeed;

(ii) Not partaking of food
in the homes of those
that do not with full heart
invite you to do so,
is worth a crore indeed;

(iii) Expending crores even
in order to cultivate
association with those
of noble lineage
is worth a crore indeed;

(iv) Not allowing your tongue
ever to swerve from Truth,
even if you are offered
crores and crores as bribe
is worth a crore indeed;


Comments about Worth Four Crores by Avvaiyar

  • Fabrizio Frosini (7/9/2015 10:15:00 AM)

    crore: ten million; one hundred lakhs, especially of rupees, units of measurement, or people. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, September 28, 2012

Poem Edited: Friday, September 28, 2012


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