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Thirukural-On Right Forethought-(Clear Decisions)-Kural 464

Telivi ladhanaith thodangaar ilivennum

aedhapaadu anju pavar

None, fearing public disgrace, will venture on a project,

Without full deliberations and a clear decision.

In Thirukural, Kural 464, Thiruvalluvar emphasises on planning ahead judiciously.

Obviously, no manager of a business worth his name and reputation, will begin a project, without clear-headed planning and analytical decision. For if he does so, it will surely render himself open to the ridicule of his peers, and the reproach of the public and ultimate disgrace.

A relevant passage occurs in 'Inna Narpathu" says:

“Thoatram illaadhaan thunivu innaa"

Right Forethought

Thiruvalluvar in Thirukural talks about 'Right Forethought' or the importance of farsightedness in life's aspects especially regarding wealth management. He stresses on clear decisions.


Thirukural by Thiruvalluvar, is a treatise on ethics to lead a fulfilling life and an important work pertaining to Tamil classical literature. Kural 464 of Thirukural talks about planning ahead with the counsel of the wise regarding wealth management and to take clear decisions. Thirukural English translation of Ramanandha Adigalar Foundation has made it accessible for a larger reading mass.

Story first published: Thursday, September 23, 2010, 16:30 [IST]
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