As 'strict decorum's' laws, that all men bind,
Let each regard unenvying grace of mind
Let a man esteem that disposition which is free from envy in the same manner as propriety of conduct.
Ozhukkaaraak Kolka Oruvandhan Nenjaththu
Azhukkaaru Ilaadha Iyalpu.
If man can learn to envy none on earth,
'Tis richest gift, -beyond compare its worth
Amongst all attainable excellences there is none equal to that of being free from envy towords others.
Vizhuppetrin Aqdhoppadhu Illaiyaar Maattum
Azhukkaatrin Anmai Perin.
Nor wealth nor virtue does that man desire 'tis plain,
Whom others' wealth delights not, feeling envious pain
Of him who instead of rejoicing in the wealth of others, envies it, it will be said "he neither desires virtue not wealth.".
Aranaakkam Ventaadhaan Enpaan Piranaakkam
Penaadhu Azhukkarup Paan.
The wise through envy break not virtue's laws,
Knowing ill-deeds of foul disgrace the cause
(The wise) knowing the misery that comes from transgression will not through envy commit unrighteous deeds.
Azhukkaatrin Allavai Seyyaar Izhukkaatrin
Edham Patupaakku Arindhu.
Envy they have within! Enough to seat their fate!
Though foemen fail, envy can ruin consummate
To those who cherish envy that is enough Though free from enemies that (envy) will bring destruction.
Azhukkaaru Utaiyaarkku Adhusaalum Onnaar
Vazhukka?yum Keteen Padhu.
Who scans good gifts to others given with envious eye,
His kin, with none to clothe or feed them, surely die
He who is envious at a gift (made to another) will with his relations utterly perish destitute of food and rainment.
Kotuppadhu Azhukkaruppaan Sutram Utuppadhooum
Unpadhooum Indrik Ketum.
From envious man good fortune's goddess turns away,
Grudging him good, and points him out misfortune's prey
Lakshmi envying (the prosperity) of the envious man will depart and introduce him to her sister.
Avviththu Azhukkaaru Utaiyaanaich Cheyyaval
Thavvaiyaik Kaatti Vitum.
Envy, embodied ill, incomparable bane,
Good fortune slays, and soul consigns to fiery pain
Envy will destroy (a man's) wealth (in his world) and drive him into the pit of fire (in the world to come.).
Azhukkaaru Enaoru Paavi Thiruchchetruth
Theeyuzhi Uyththu Vitum.
To men of envious heart, when comes increase of joy,
Or loss to blameless men, the 'why' will thoughtful hearts employ
The wealth of a man of envious mind and the poverty of the righteous will be pondered.
Avviya Nenjaththaan Aakkamum Sevviyaan
Ketum Ninaikkap Patum.
No envious men to large and full felicity attain;
No men from envy free have failed a sure increase to gain
Never have the envious become great; never have those who are free from envy been without greatness.
Azhukkatru Akandraarum Illai Aqdhuillaar
Perukkaththil Theerndhaarum Il.