Porai udamai-Sixteenth chapter of Thirukkural
(Having patience or nature to pardon)
(Now Valluvar moves from the behavior that should be avoided to the behavior we should have –Patience and the nature of Pardoning. He says that just like the earth, we should pardon those who trouble us also .I wish that we who live in these times when revenge is the fashion , should read this chapter again and again.)
1.Akazhvaarai thangum nilam pol , THammai ,
Igazhvar poruthal thalai
1.Just as the earth carries a person who digs it,
It is our duty to pardon those who slander us.
2.POruthal irappinai yendrum athanai ,
Marathal athaninum nandru.
2.Pardon those who cause sorrow to us,
Much better would be to forget it immediately.
3.Inmayul inmai viruntharal vanmayul ,
Vanmai madavar porai.
3. Worse than poverty is inability to treat guests properly,
And like that greatness in strength is ability,
To pardon those who have caused harm to us.
4.Nirayuamai neengamai vendin porayudamai ,
4.If we want good qualities in full to stay with us,
Then we have to carefully protect patience in them .
5,Oruthaarai ondraka vaiyaare vaippar,
POrutharai pon pol pothinthu.
5.The world does not bother about those who punish those who trouble them,
But consider those who pardon those cause such troubles , as equal to Gold.
6.Orutharkku oru nalai inbam porutharkkum,
Pondrum thunayum pugazh,
6.Those who punish get pleasure for a day but the fame,
Of those who pardon will exist as long as world exists.
7.THiran alla than pirar cheyyinum nononthu ,
ARan alla cheyyamai nandru.
7.Suppose some one does unsuitable acts , instead of becoming sad,
We should not take an action which is against Dharma , against them.
8.Mikuthian mikkavai cheitharai thamtham,
THakuthian vendru vidal.
8.We should win over those who do excess bad acts ,
Against us, by our nature of pardoning others.
9,Thurantharin thooymai udayar , irantharvai,
9.Those householders who can pardon bad words,
Are as pure as those who have left attachments.
10,Unnathu norppar periyar , pirarchollum,
Innachol norparrir pin.
10.Those who do penance of not eating are indeed great,
But those who do penance of pardoning bad words o f others are greater,