|There is nothing so effective as
wealth, which has the quality of giving worth even to worthless men.
Wealth leads to dharma as well as happiness
in this life if it is acquired with discrimination in the right way and without doing
Wealth that can be got by discarding
compassion (on the part of the acquirer) and without love (on the part of those who part
with it) is not to be sought, but should be spurned.
Arul and anbu are here used to express
respectively, tenderness of feeling proceeding from and towards the acquirer. Applied to
the king, this verse condemns cruel exactions.