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Thirukkural-On Wealth-On Listening To The Wise-Kural-413

Seviyunavir kaelvi udaiyaar aviyunavin

Aanraaroadu oppar nilathu

Persons who have listened and internalized from instructions of the learned,will be like Gods on earth, flourishing on oblational offerings.

The best of all sources of learning is from listening to the discourses of the wise. When chosen people get such an opportunity, they should make the optimum use of it to absorb and internalize the merging knowledge and wisdom. Such persons will almost become like Gods on earth.

Parithiar, the learned Kural commentator, by pointing out that the Gods, though in heaven, accept sacrificial offerings made to them on earth, and in like reciprocal manner, those, who have listened and reaped the harvest of instructions from the wise, have acquired a heavenly accomplishment, which makes them comparable to the Gods. Perhaps this interpretation is more apt.

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Story first published: Monday, June 28, 2010, 11:51 [IST]
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