(possession of self Discipline )
( Adakkam could be humility or discipline . After going through the entire ten verses , I thought self discipline is what the poet aims at. Initial verses suggest that it is an important wealth of every one and later is the two famous verses about discipline of the toungue. )
1.Adakkam amararul utkkum, adangamai ,
Aarirul uithu vidum
1.Discipline makes you one of god , its absence ,
Would make you join the hell.
2.Kaaka porula adakkathai , aakkam,
Athaneenungu yillai uyirkku.
2.The thing called Discipline should be protected ,
For there is no greater wealth than that.
3,Cherivarinthu cheermai payakkum , arivarinthu ,
Aathin adanga perin,
3,If one knows , what he needs to know, and behaves with discipline knowing that ,
It would lead to greatness which would be recognized as greatness by great ones.
4,Nilayil thiriyathu adangiyaan thotham,
Malayinum maana perithu.
4, Those who follow Dharma under any circumstance ,
But behave with discipline look taller than a mountain.
5.Yellarkkum nandraam panithal, Avarullum ,,
Chelvokke , chelvam thagaithu.
5.Discipline is great for everyone but for rich people ,
It would itself become a wealth to them.
6.Orumayul aamai pol iynthadakkal aathin ,
Yezhumayum yemappu udaithu.
6, If one remains in one birth, similar to the habit of tortoise by disciplining ,
His five sense organs, it would help him in seven births.
7.Yaa kavarayinum naa kaaka , Kavaakkal ,
Sokappar sol izhukku pattu.
7.Even if you do not discipline anything , discipline your toungue ,
If you do not , you would suffer sorrow due to mistake in words.
8.Ondraanum theechol porut payan undayin,
Nndaraakaa thaki vidum.
8.The result of telling even one hurting word would take away,
The effect of telling good words .
9.Theeyinaal chutta pun ullarum, AArathe,
Naavinaal chutta vasu
9.The wound caused by a fire would heal , but ,
That which is caused by a toungue would never heal.
10..katham kaathu kathadangal aattuvaan chevvi,
Aram parkkum aathin nuzhainthu.
10.He who disciplines his anger , learns wisdom and lives ,
With humility , would be welcomed and received by Dharma