Weaver’s Wisdom


KURAL 1051

If you meet a man of means, by all means beg his help. If he refuses, the fault is his, not yours.§

KURAL 1052

Even begging can prove pleasurable when what is begged for comes with no sense of burden.§

KURAL 1053

Begging has its own beauty when one supplicates before dutiful men whose hearts never say no.§

KURAL 1054

There are men who never deny a request, even in their dreams. Begging from them is the same as giving. §

KURAL 1055

Because men do exist on Earth who never begrudge giving, others dare to plead their needs before men’s gaze.§

KURAL 1056

The miseries of begging will flee at the mere sight of those who are free from refusal’s miserable manners. §

KURAL 1057

A jubilant heart rejoices upon seeing those who give without scoffing or scorning.§

KURAL 1058

Deprived of beggars, this vast and verdant Earth would become uncharitable, a ball for the play of wooden puppets.§

KURAL 1059

What glory would generous men enjoy if there were none to beg for and receive their gifts? §

KURAL 1060

One who begs and is refused should not be angry, for his own poverty is sufficient proof of giving’s limits.§