Tirukural.Chapter 63: Being Undaunted by Troubles.

Kural 621

Laugh when troubles come your way.
Nothing conquers calamity better than that.
Kural 622

A tide of troubles will recede the moment
an intelligent man’s mind collects itself to face them.
Kural 623

Trouble itself they send away troubled
who do not trouble themselves at the sight of it.
Kural 624

Troubles will feel troubled facing a man who faces them
like the determined bullock that wades through every difficulty.
Kural 625

Though massed upon him like a mountain,
a man’s afflictions will be crushed by his undaunted will.
Kural 626

Those who do not clutch their wealth, boasting, ”I have so much,”
will not, in poorer times, bemoan, ”I have so little.”
Kural 627

Knowing this body to be the prey of misery,
high souls, expecting troubles, do not find them troublesome.
Kural 628

Declaring difficulties to be perfectly natural,
those who do not pursue life’s pleasures will not suffer its sorrows.
Kural 629

He who does not long for joy in joy
will not suffer sorrow in sorrow.
Kural 630

The man who does not distinguish pain from pleasure
becomes so distinguished that even enemies hope to pay homage.

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