Theevinaiyacham-21st chapter of Thirukkural.
(Desisting from doing evil acts.)
(ofcourse doing any thing evil is bad .Thiruvalluvar emphasizes about this in this chapter .He first tells that evil people would not be scared to do evil acts and later concludes that since evil is worse than fire , people would be more scared of evil than fire).
1.Theevinayar anjar , Vizhumiyar anjuvar ,
THeevinal enum cherukku
1.Evil people are not afraid to do evil acts,
But good people would be scared to do it.
2.Theeyavai theeya payathalaal , theeyavai ,
2.Since evil acts result in evil,
People of scared of them even more than fire.
3.Arivinul yellam thalayenpa theeya,
Cheruvaarkkum cheyyaa vidal.
3,. The greatest acts of wisdom is avoiding,
Doing evil things to those who do evil to you.
4.Maranthum piran kedu choozharkka choozhin,
Aram choozhum choozhnthavan kedu .
4. Do not think of doing evil , even when you are ,
Not in control of yourselves for if you think ,
The God of Dharma would think of doing evil to you.
5.Ilam yendru theeyavai cheyyarka , cheyyin,
Ilanaakum mathum peyrnthu.
5.Even he who is not prosperous should not do evil,
For If he does , he would further become more poor.
6.Theepala thaan pirar kan cheyyarkka , noyppala ,
THannai atal vendaathaan.
6. Do not do evil acts against others , if you ,
Do not wont sorrow to come and make you suffer.
7.Yenaipagai uttharum uyvar , vinaipakal,
Veeyathu pin chendru adum.
7. A person can escape from any time of enmity ,
But not from enmity of evil acts which would always follow him.
8.Theeyavai cheithar keduthal nizhal thannai,
Veeyaathu adi uraindathu.
8.Just like a shadow follows a person and is under him,
Those who do evil will surely attain bad state.
9.Thannai thaan kadalan aayin yenaithondrum ,
Thunnarkka theevinai ppal.
9.If someone loves himself . he should not ,
Get engaged in doing any evil act.
10.Arumkedan yenpathu ariika marunga oadi,
Theevinai cheyyan yenin.
10.If does not do evil by following the wrong path,
Know that he will never ever suffer sorrow.