Vekulaamai-31st chapter of Thirukural-
(Not getting angry)
(Thiruvalluvar attaches great importance to this aspect of a person’s conduct .Naturally he would give more emphasis in case of an ascetic..He feels only evil comes out of anger)
1.Chellidathu kaapaan chinam kaapaan , allidathu ,
Kaakin yen , kavakkal yen?
1.The one who controls anger where it is effective ,
Is the one who controls anger, If not what does ,
It Matter if he controls or not controls.
2.Chella idathu chinam theethu , chellidathum ,
Yil athanin theeya pira.
2.Getting angry in places where it is not effective,
Would cause harm to ourselves and there is nothing ,
Which is greater evil in getting angry where it is effective.
3.Marathal vekuliyai yaar mattum , theeya ,
Pirathal athanaal varum.
3.You should forget getting angry against every body,
For all evil things are only generated by one’s anger.
4,Nakayum uvakayum kollum chinathin ,
Pakayum ulavo pira.
4.Are there more greater enemies than anger ,
Which kills pleasant feeling and joy in the heart.
5.Thannai thaan kaakin chinam kaaka , kavakkal ,
Thannaye kollum chinam
5.If you want to protect yourselves , control anger,
For if not controlled, it would destroy you , yourself.
6.Chinamennum chernthaarai kolli , inamennum,
Yema punayai chudum.
6.Anger which destroys those who adopt it , would also,
Would destroy the good people who support and save them.
7.Chinathai porul yendru kondavan kedu ,
Nilatharainthaan kai pizhayaathatthu.
7.He who uses anger as a weapon would be destroyed,
As sure as the suffering of the fist when it hits the earth forcefully.
8.iNar teyi thoyvanna inna cheyinum,
Punarin vekulamai nandru.
8.Even if one makes us suffer by pushing us in raging fire ,
It would be better if we do not get angry at them.
9.ULLIyathellam udaneithum uLLathaal,
ULLaan vekuLi yenin.
9.Suppose one completely banishes anger from his mind,
Then all that he desires would come to him immediately.
10.Iranthaar iranathaar anayar chinathaith,
Thuranthaar thuranthaar thunai.
!0 ,Those who get in to extreme anger are like dead people ,
And those who forsake it completely are equal to ascetics.