Turukural. Chapter 54: Avoiding Unmindfulness.

Kural 531

Excessive anger’s harm is exceeded
by excessive merriment’s mindless mishaps.
Kural 532

Just as perpetual poverty slowly nullifies one’s knowledge,
so frequent forgetfulness destroys one’s prestige.
Kural 533

Unmindful men will never know renown.
This is the verdict of every virtuous text in the world.
Kural 534

Nothing will provide defense for the cowardly,
and nothing will secure good for the unmindful.
Kural 535

The forgetful man who fails to take precautions
against impending perils will regret his negligence afterwards.
Kural 536

Nothing can compare to watchfulness
extended unfailingly to all people at all times.
Kural 537

There is nothing too difficult for the man who
consciously conceives and carefully executes his work.
Kural 538

One should do that which men extol as praiseworthy.
Forgetfully failing to do so brings deprivation lasting seven births.
Kural 539

Whenever the mind is engrossed in pleasant infatuations,
one should remember men who were ruined by forgetfulness.
Kural 540

It is easy to get what you think of
if you can get yourself to think of it.

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