Chapter Thirty one

அதிகாரம் 31



1.செல் இடத்துக் காப்பான் சினம் காப்பான்; அல்லிடத்துக்

காக்கின்என் காவாக்கால் என்?

Selidaththuk kaappaan sinam kaappaan; allidaththuk

Kaakkin en kaavaakkaal en?

Wrath against the strong

One should shun; if it warrants

Against the weak wrong!

Where one’s anger can work with the strong, he must control; where is the need for controlling wrath against the weak?                                   (301)

  1. செல்லா இடத்துச் சினம்தீது; செல்லிடத்தும்

இல்அதனின் தீய பிற.

Sellaaidaththuch sinam theedhu sellidaththum

Iladhanin theeya pira.

Wrath against the strong

Brings woes; against the weak too

Wrath should be shunned strong!

Wrath against the strong brings sufferings; there is no meaning in inviting troubles; there is no meaning in showing anger against the weak and hence must be avoided,                       (302)

  1. மறத்தல் வெகுளியை யார்மாட்டும்; தீய

பிறத்தல் அதனான் வரும்.

Maraththal vekuLiyai yaarmaattum; theeya

Piraththal adhanaan varum.

Guard well against wrath

Towards every one around

Brings woes in its path!

Sufferings come only because of anger; to avoid woes, better not to be angry with any one.                                         (303)

4.நகையும் உவகையும் கொல்லும் சினத்தின்

பகையும் உளவோ பிற?

Nagaiyum uvagaiyum kollum sinaththin

Pagaiyum uLavoa pira?

Wrath kills joy and smile

No foe worse than killing wrath

Brings all woes in file!

There is no other enemy other than the wrath that kills joy and happiness to others.                                       (304)

5. தன்னைத்தான் காக்கின் சினம்காக்க; காவாக்கால்

தன்னையே கொல்லும் சினம்.

Thannaiththaan kaakkin sinam kaakka; kaavaakkaal

Thannaiyae kollum sinam.

Guard thyself from wrath

If you are to guard thyself

Lest anger kills neat!

If one has to guard himself, he has to guard himself from his own anger; otherwise that very anger will kill him.                                     (305)

  1. சினம்என்னும் சேர்ந்தாரைக் கொல்லி இனம்என்னும்

ஏமப் புணையைச் சுடும்.

Sinamennum saerndhaaraik kolli inam ennum

Aemap puNaiyaich chudum

Wrath – the killer friend

Destroys all the kith and kin

Try all means to mend!

Wrath, the fire, destroys not only the individual but also his kith and kin                                        (306)

  1. சினத்தைப் பொருள்என்று கொண்டவன் கேடு

நிலத்தறைந்தான் கைபிழையா தற்று.

Sinaththaip poruLenru koNdavan kaedu

Nilaththaraindhaan kaipizaiyaa thatru.

Wrath infected falls

Bound to face woes; gets injured

The hands that strikes the wall!

Just as the one who dashes his hands against the ground gets injured, the one who is wrathful is bound to suffer.                     (307)

8. இணம்எரி தோய்வுஅன்ன இன்னா செயினும்

புணரின் வெகுளாமை நன்று..

INameri thoayvuanna innaa seyinum

PuNarin vegguLaamai nanru.

Save thyself from ire

Against even the one who

Tortured thee like fire!

Even if one tortures us with fire, better we do not show our anger against him.                              (308)

9. உள்ளியது எல்லாம் உடன்எய்தும் உள்ளத்தால்

உள்ளான் வெகுளி எனின்.

ULLiyadhu ellaam udaneydhum uLLaththaal

ULLaan veguLi enin.

Get all they desire

When free from the ills of wrath

Others they inspire!

If one keeps himself from the scourge of wrath, will achieve whatever he desires.                                    (309)

10 இறந்தார் இறந்தார் அனையர்; சினத்தைத்

துறந்தார் துறந்தார் துணை.

Irandhaar irandhaar anaiyar sinaththaith

Thurandhaar thurandhaar thuNai.

Uncontrolled anger

Makes the living dead; freed

Suffer no longer!

Those who have uncontrolled anger are like the dead; those who are free from wrath are like saints who have no sufferings.                      (310)



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