Who laws of virtue and possession's rights have known,
Indulge no foolish love of her by right another's own
The folly of desiring her who is the property of another will not be found in those who know (the attributes of) virtue and (the rights of) property.
Piranporulaal Pettozhukum Pedhaimai Gnaalaththu
Aramporul Kantaarkan Il.
No fools, of all that stand from virtue's pale shut out,
Like those who longing lurk their neighbour's gate without
Among all those who stand on the outside of virtue, there are no greater fools than those who stand outside their neighbour's door.
Arankatai Nindraarul Ellaam Pirankatai
Nindraarin Pedhaiyaar Il.
They're numbered with the dead, e'en while they live, -how otherwise?
With wife of sure confiding friend who evil things devise
19 Certainly they are no better than dead men who desire evil towards the wife of those who.
Vilindhaarin Verallar Mandra Thelindhaaril
Theemai Purindhu Ozhuku Vaar.
How great soe'er they be, what gain have they of life,
Who, not a whit reflecting, seek a neighbour's wife
However great one may be, what does it avail if, without at all considering his guilt, he goes unto the wife of another ?.
Enaiththunaiyar Aayinum Ennaam Thinaiththunaiyum
Theraan Piranil Pukal.
'Mere triflel' saying thus, invades the home, so he ensures
A gain of guilt that deathless aye endures
He who thinks lightly of going into the wife of another acquires guilt that will abide with him imperishably and for ever.
Elidhena Illirappaan Eydhumenj Gnaandrum
Viliyaadhu Nirkum Pazhi.
Who home ivades, from him pass nevermore,
Hatred and sin, fear, foul disgrace; these four
Hatred, sin, fear, disgrace; these four will never leave him who goes in to his neighbour's wife.
Pakaipaavam Achcham Pazhiyena Naankum
Ikavaavaam Illirappaan Kan.
Who sees the wife, another's own, with no desiring eye
In sure domestic bliss he dwelleth ever virtuously
He who desires not the womanhood of her who should walk according to the will of another will be praised as a virtuous house-holder.
Araniyalaan Ilvaazhvaan Enpaan Piraniyalaal
Penmai Nayavaa Thavan.
Manly excellence, that looks not on another's wife,
Is not virtue merely, 'tis full 'propriety' of life
That noble manliness which looks not at the wife of another is the virtue and dignity of the great.
Piranmanai Nokkaadha Peraanmai Saandrorkku
Aranondro Aandra Vozhukku.
Who 're good indeed, on earth begirt by ocean's gruesome tide?
The men who touch not her that is another's bride
Is it asked, "who are those who shall obtain good in this world surrounded by the terror-producing sea ?" Those who touch not the shoulder of her who belongs to another.
Nalakkuriyaar Yaarenin Naamaneer Vaippin
Pirarkkuriyaal Tholdhoyaa Thaar.
Though virtue's bounds he pass, and evil deeds hath wrought;
At least, 'tis good if neighbour's wife he covet not
Though a man perform no virtuous deeds and commit (every) vice, it will be well if he desire not the womanhood of her who is within the limit (of the house) of another.
Aranvaraiyaan Alla Seyinum Piranvaraiyaal
Penmai Nayavaamai Nandru.