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Good Morning Aspirants …
Today we are going to see the chapter “The power of righteousness” from Araththuppaal (Righteousness)
4.The power of righteousness
It yields distinction, yields prosperity; what gain
Greater than virtue can a living man obtain.
Righteousness yields good reputation and wealth;
is there anything more precious?
No greater gain than virtue aught can cause;
No greater loss than life oblivious of her laws.
Rectitude is the most precious possession;
there is nothing more pernicious than straying from it.
To finish virtue’s work with ceaseless effort strive,
What way thou may’st, where’er thou see’st the work may thrive.
Keep doing the morally right things, in every possible manner,
wherever you go.
Spotless be thou in mind! This only merits virtue’s name;
All else, mere pomp of idle sound, no real worth can claim.
True moral integrity lies in being flawless in your thoughts;
everything else is loud and blatant posturing.
‘Tis virtue when, his footsteps sliding not through envy, wrath,
Lust, evil speech-these four, man onwards moves in ordered path.
Righteousness is all about removing the four flaws –
envy, desire, anger and harmful words.
Do deeds of virtue now Say not, ‘To-morrow we’ll be wise’;
Thus, when thou diest, shalt thou find a help that never dies.
Do the righteous deeds now without waiting for senility to set in;
they will remain your permanent companions then.
Needs not in words to dwell on virtue’s fruits: compare
The man in litter borne with them that toiling bear.
One man lifting another on a palanquin,
can’t be justified as the fruit of any prior moral deeds.
If no day passing idly, good to do each day you toil,
A stone it will be to block the way of future days of moil.
Never let a day pass without a good deed;
it makes this life fulfilling and the next unnecessary.
What from virtue floweth, yieldeth dear delight;
All else extern, is void of glory’s light.
True joy blossoms only due to righteous deeds;
all else cause unhappiness and disrepute.
‘Virtue’ sums the things that should be done;
‘Vice’ sums the things that man should shun.
A righteous deed deserves to be done; an evil deed ought to be avoided to
protect oneself from infamy.
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