|There is no greater wealth one can acquire than Dharma and no
misfortune greater than the forgetting of it: 'Forgetting' Dharma is failing to perform
one's duties according to Dharma. Aram is the Tamil equivalent of the Samskrit word
Dharma, for which there is no single word - equivalent in English. Duty, virtue and other
such words do not really cover the full import of either aram or Dharma.
Go as far as your strength and resources permit
without swerving from the path of Dharma: This is Tiru-Valluvar's characteristic way of
bringing everything down to the level of practicability without losing hold of the ideal.