The eternal flame of a family vanishes When eclipsed by that dark cloud called laziness. Sloth is dismissed as sloth by those Who wish to retain their family repute. A fool, who holds on to sloth, Will ruin his household before he gets ruined. The society that broods in sloth without striving, Decays and steeps in crime. The pleasure-junks of destruction are four: Procrastination, forgetfulness, sloth and sleep. Seldom do men possessed by sloth achieve anything great Even if they possess worldly wealth. The lazy ones, inept in noble exertion, Must endure scolding and scorn. If sloth inhabits a family, The family will soon be enslaved to its foes. Even inherent flaws in a family can be overcome By getting rid of indolence. A king freed of sloth can get at once All that the Lord had measured by his feet.