Respected Sir / Madam,
Thirukkural written by Thiruvalluvar over 2000 years ago is considered an Universal Veda, which touches upon various aspects of human life. It is acclaimed that each couplet is a tiny mustard seed stuffed with seven seas of knowledge and wisdom which leads to self-realization. Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam said that he owed his value systems to his understanding of Thirukkural.
Sanskritroots.com has embarked on Mission NITTAS (National Integration Through Thirukkural And Sanskrit), which is intended to highlight, the teachings in Thirukkural and the relevance of such teachings, to modern times. As part of this mission, the meaning underlying Thirukkural Couplets are explained with
A story or narrative from spiritual scriptures / history /current events
Thirukkural Couplet with its Sanskrit and English transliteration
Parimelazhagar’s commentary in Tamil
Sanskrit translation by Shri S.N. Srirama Desikan and its transliteration in Tamil
These narratives are intended to enthuse readers to learn more, about Thirukkural and its value benchmarks.
So far, narratives for over 110 couplets have been published. This is an on-going effort and narratives for each Couplet is being published at our following address on a periodical basis. https://sanskritroots.com/nittas/index-of-couplets/ .
It is the responsibility of every individual to evaluate their lifestyle, elements of their thought process and their value systems against Thirukkural and introspect and elevate themselves and the society, they belong to.
We also request you to highlight the teachings in Thirukkural to the younger generation and student community around you, to enable them to mould their value systems. Dr Abdul Kalam continuously emphasized that, “Education, is not just literacy, but holistic development that involves imbibing moral and ethical values that helps one expand their horizon, and make them responsible citizens contributing to the betterment of the society”.
Dr APJ Abdul Kalam in his book Wings of Fire says: “An encounter with a book, a conversation, some phrase, even a line from a poem or the mere sight of a picture, can motivate you and sub-consciously influence your thought and value systems”.
Based on the above words of wisdom of Dr Kalam, we request you to forward this message to your family, friends, relatives and contacts. We hope a large number of individuals with emulative value systems evolve through this mission, which in turn can make the world, a better place to live in.
Lord Macaulay said, unless the backbone of the country which is the spiritual and cultural heritage is broken, it would be difficult to conquer India. The British redefined Indian Educational System to achieve the above objective. Deterioration in spiritual, ethical and moral values during the last two centuries are stark reminders of the above.
Let us try to reconnect to our spiritual and cultural roots through this Mission and move towards a resurgent Bharat.
We solicit your comments and suggestions to guide us, in our endeavor to reach out to all sections of people.
Thanks and Regards
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