The Way of Maintaining the Family

Kural - 1021
Who says 'I'll do my work, nor slack my hand',
His greatness, clothed with dignity supreme, shall stand.
Meaning : There is no higher greatness than that of one saying. I will not cease in my effort (to raise my family).
Kural - 1022
The manly act and knowledge full, when these combine
In deed prolonged, then lengthens out the race's line..
Meaning :One's family is raised by untiring perseverance in both effort and wise contrivances.
Kural - 1023
'I'll make my race renowned,' if man shall say,
With vest succinct the goddess leads the way.
Meaning : The Deity will clothe itself and appear before him who resolves on raising his family.
Kural - 1024
Who labours for his race with unremitting pain,
Without a thought spontaneously, his end will gain.
Meaning : Those who are prompt in their efforts (to better their family) need no deliberation, such efforts will of themselves succeed.
Kural - 1025
With blameless life who seeks to build his race's fame,
The world shall circle him, and kindred claim.
Meaning :People will eagerly seek the friendship of the prosperous soul who has raised his family without foul means.
Kural - 1026
Of virtuous manliness the world accords the praise
To him who gives his powers, the house from which he sprang to raise.
Meaning : A man's true manliness consists in making himself the head and benefactor of his family.
Kural - 1027
The fearless hero bears the brunt amid the warrior throng;
Amid his kindred so the burthen rests upon the strong.
Meaning :Like heroes in the battle-field, the burden (of protection etc.) is borne by those who are the most efficient in a family.
Kural - 1028
Wait for no season, when you would your house uprear;
'Twill perish, if you wait supine, or hold your honour dear.
Meaning : As a family suffers by (one's) indolence and false dignity there is to be so season (good or bad) to those who strive to raise their family..
Kural - 1029
Is not his body vase that various sorrows fill,
Who would his household screen from every ill?
Meaning :Is it only to suffering that his body is exposed who undertakes to preserve his family from evil ?
Kural - 1030
When trouble the foundation saps the house must fall,
If no strong hand be nigh to prop the tottering wall.
Meaning : If there are none to prop up and maintain a family (in distress), it will fall at the stroke of the axe of misfortune.