Chengonamai-Fifty fifth chapter of Thirukural-
(Not allowing royal staff to bend-Just rule without bias)
(There are several chapters in this book which are applicable to only rulers,You can also take it that these to mean the duties of the boss. Thiruvalluvar emphasizes that the dealing of a ruler towards his citizens (Boss towards his subordinates) should be unbiased. He says that justice of ruler protects the world and that justice protects him.)
1.Oarnthu kannodathu irai purinthu yaar maatum,
Thernthu cheivakthe murai.
1,After carefully judging , showing no favoritism , If we act,
Without bias in consultation with wise people , then it is just action.
2,Vaanokki vaazhum ulagellam , mannavan ,
Kol nokki vaazhum kudi,
2.While the world live looking for rain,
All citizens would look at the justice of the ruler.
3,Anthanar noorkkum arathirkkum aadhiyai ,
Ninrathu mannavan kol.
3.The just action of the ruler is the basis of ,
The great Books of Brahmins (learned people) as well as Dharma.
4,Kudi thazhee kolochum manila mannan ,
4.The feet of the ruler of the country who hugs with love ,
His subjects,, would be caught hold for protection by all the world.
5.IyalpuLi kolochum mannavan naatta,
Peyalum viLayuLum thokku.
5.In the country ruled by a ruler according to Natural justice ,
The monsoon and crops never fail.
6.Velandru vendri tharuvathu mannavan ,
6.The spear does not assure victory to the ruler ,
But is the ruling staff without any bias which acts.
7,Irai kakkum vaiyakamellam , avanai,
Murai kaakum muttha cheyin,
7.The ruler protects the entire world,
And his just rule protects him.
8,YeNpadathaan oaraa murai cheyya mannavan,
Than padathaan thaane kedum.
8.The king who is difficult to meet and who takes,
Decisions without proper thought,
Would reach an inferior state and get destroyed himself.
9.Kudi puram kathombi kutham kadithal,
Vatuvandru vendhan thozhil.
9.The job of a ruler is protecting his citizens ,
Not troubling them himself and punishing ,
Those who cause them harm.
10.Kolayir kodiyaarai vendhu oruthal painkoozh,
KaLai kattathanodu ner ,
10.The carrying of death penalty by the ruler to those who murder,
Is like picking and destroying of the weeds by the cultivators and is not a crime.