With soul unjust to covet others' well-earned store,
Brings ruin to the home, to evil opes the door
If a man departing from equity covet the property (of others), at that very time will his family be destroyed and guilt be incurred.
Natuvindri Nanporul Veqkin Kutipondrik
Kutramum Aange Tharum.
Through lust of gain, no deeds that retribution bring,
Do they, who shrink with shame from every unjust thing
Those who blush at the want of equity will not commit disgraceful acts through desire of the profit that may be gained.
Patupayan Veqkip Pazhippatuva Seyyaar
Natuvanmai Naanu Pavar.
No deeds of ill, misled by base desire,
Do they, whose souls to other joys aspire
Those who desire the higher pleasures (of heaven) will not act unjustly through desire of the trifling joy. (in this life.).
Sitrinpam Veqki Aranalla Seyyaare
Matrinpam Ventu Pavar.
Men who have conquered sense, with sight from sordid vision freed,
Desire not other's goods, e'en in the hour of sorest need
The wise who have conquered their senses and are free from crime, will not covet (the things of others), with the thought "we are destitute.".
Ilamendru Veqkudhal Seyyaar Pulamvendra
Punmaiyil Kaatchi Yavar.
What gain, though lore refined of amplest reach he learn,
His acts towards all mankind if covetous desire to folly turn
What is the advantage of extensive and accurate knowledge if a man through covetousness act senselessly towards all ?.
Aqki Akandra Arivennaam Yaarmaattum
Veqki Veriya Seyin.
Though, grace desiring, he in virtue's way stand strong,
He's lost who wealth desires, and ponders deeds of wrong
If he, who through desire of the virtue of kindness abides in the domestic state ie, the path in which it may be obtained, covet (the property of others) and think of evil methods (to obtain it), he will perish.
Arulveqki Aatrinkan Nindraan Porulveqkip
Pollaadha Soozhak Ketum.
Seek not increase by greed of gain acquired;
That fruit matured yields never good desired
Desire not the gain of covetousness In the enjoyment of its fruits there is no glory.
Ventarka Veqkiyaam Aakkam Vilaivayin
Maantar Karidhaam Payan.
What saves prosperity from swift decline?
Absence of lust to make another's cherished riches thine
If it is weighed, "what is the indestructibility of wealth," it is freedom from covetousness.
Aqkaamai Selvaththirku Yaadhenin Veqkaamai
Ventum Pirankaip Porul.
Good fortune draws anigh in helpful time of need,
To him who, schooled in virtue, guards his soul from greed
Lakshmi, knowing the manner (in which she may approach) will immediately come to those wise men who, knowing that it is virtue, covet not the property of others.
Aranarindhu Veqkaa Arivutaiyaarch Cherum
Thiranarin Thaange Thiru.
From thoughtless lust of other's goods springs fatal ill,
Greatness of soul that covets not shall triumph still
To covet (the wealth of another) regardless of consequences will bring destruction That greatness (of mind) which covets not will give victory.
Iraleenum Ennaadhu Veqkin Viraleenum
Ventaamai Ennunj Cherukku.