Inna cheyyamai-32nd chapter of Thirukural-
(Not causing sorrow to others.)
(Thiruvalluvar feels that all persons including an ascetic should not do acts which bring sorrow to others.He says that if some one troubles you, try to do good to him in return and then forget about it.)
1.Chirappu yeenum chelvam operinum pirakku innaa,
Cheyyamai masaththar koL
1.Even is we get wealth which gives greatness to them,
Faultless great people would not cause sorrow to others.
2.Karuthinnaa cheithava kannumm maruthinna,
Cheyyamai Masaththaar kol
2.Even if some one gives them sorrow due to enmity,
Faultless great people would not harm to him in return.
3.Cheyyamal cheththaarkkum innatha cheithapin,
Uyyaa vizhumam tharum.
3.Inspite of a person not doing harm to him , if a person,
Feels enmity and causes trouble to him,
That action would give him sorrow from which he cannot escape.
4.Inna cheithaarai oruthal , avar naana,
Nannayam cheithu vidal
4.The method of punishing a person causing sorrow to us ,
Is to make him ashamed by a good act in return and forgetting about it.
5,Arivinaan aakuvathundo pirithi noi,
Than noi poal poththaa kadai.
5.What is the use of our wisdom , if we do not consider ,
Sorrows of others like our own sorrow and try to remove it.
6.Inna yena thaan unarnthavai thunnamai,
Vendum piran kan cheyal.
6.When we realize that an act would cause sorrow to others,
We should desist from doing that act and cause trouble to others.
7.Yenaithanum yejnjnandrum yaarkum manathaanaam,
MaNaa cheyyamai thalai.
7,However small an act may be, if it causes sorrow to others,
You should never think of doing it any time to all others.
8.Thannuyirku innamai thaan arivaan yenkolo,
Mannuyirkku inna cheyal.
8.What causes a person to do acts which trouble others,
When he realizes that such acts done by others would cause trouble to him.
9.Pirarkku innaa murpakal cheyyin , thamakku innaa,
Pirpakal thaame varum.
9.If we do acts troubling others in the forenoon,
Those troubles would come of their own accord in the after noon.
10.Noi yellam noi cheithaar melavaam , noi cheyyar ,
Noi inmai vendubavar.
10 All troubles come back to people who cause trouble,and so,
People who want to live without trouble , would not trouble others.