The Importance of Rain

KURAL 11
It is the unfailing fall of rain that sustains the world. Therefore, look upon rain as the nectar of life.

Rain produces man’s wholesome food; and rain itself forms part of his food besides.

KURAL 13
Though oceanic waters surround it, the world will be deluged by hunger’s hardships if the billowing clouds betray us.

KURAL 14
When clouds withhold their watery wealth, farmers cease to ply their plows.

KURAL 15
It is rain that ruins, and it is rain again that raises up those it has ruined.

KURAL 16
Unless raindrops fall from the sky, not a blade of green grass will rise from the earth.

KURAL 17
The very nature of oceans, though vast, would diminish if clouds ceased to take up water and replenish rain’s gifts.

KURAL 18
Should the heavens dry up, worship here of the heavenly ones in festivals and daily rites would wither.

KURAL 19
Unless the heavens grant their gifts, neither the giver’s generosity nor the ascetic’s detachment will grace this wide world.

KURAL 20
No life on Earth can exist without water, and water’s ceaseless flow cannot exist without rain.


One Response to “The Importance of Rain”

  1. Pethuraja says:

    “AUM”!.

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