The most meaningful philosophical messages through phrasesIn every Indian language, there are highly meaningful messages that are explained in simple phrases. These phrases are about philosophical messages that stand the test of time and last several centuries.
Though are hundreds of such phrases in Tamil, two stand out for their deepest meaning to the individual. One clearly exposes the futility of man's greed for material wealth and money that is far in excess of what he or she would need for a very decent living. The phrase goes like this: " Ethai kondu vanthom kondu sella?". This is also the theme of an excellent song from a Rajnikant movie in Tamil. Translated into English it simply means" what did we bring into this world to take back with us when we die?". The simple truth is that we are born into this world with nothing and do not take back anything with us, as we just cannot do so.
The second saying is" Yettu churakkai soththukku uthavaathu". "A red pumpkin in words will not give you wealth or food". It simply means that mere education is not enough. One needs to be skilled and adapt himself to the changing circumstances.
Am sure the same messages would be conveyed in more or less the same manner in other Indian languages as well. So, we need to understand what it takes to lead a balanced life, full of happiness and peace. While money is important, sharing at least a little of that with those who badly need it -- in cash or in kind-- can make a big difference to our lives