A daily chapter from South Indian saint Tiruvalluvar's Tirukural, 'Holy Couplets.'
The sweet words of beautifully bangled women who desire
Weigh the worth and abandon the company of wanton women
A mercenary woman pretends intimate embrace,
Men seeking spiritual treasures are too worldly wise
Men of innate good sense and acquired wisdom
Desiring to maintain their jubilant goodness, men will not
Only men of unchaste mind will lie in the arms of women
It is said that men devoid of discerning wisdom
The soft arms of the elegantly bejeweled harlot
Two-faced females, besotting brew and addictive dice
These daily couplets are drawn from Saint Tiruvalluvar's Tirukural, an ethical masterpiece written over 2,200 years ago in South India. This American English translation, known as Weaver's Wisdom, is available at our Minimela online store.