Kodumkonmai-56th Chapter of Thirukural-
(A ruler/boss who troubles his subjects/subordinates according to Thiruvalluvar is worse than a murderer . The one takes money from citizens/subordinates is worse than a dacoit)
1.Kolai merkondarir kodithe alaimerkondu.
Allavai cheithozhugum vendhu.
1.The ruler who makes his subjects suffer by doing unjust acts,
Is worse than even murderer.
2.Velodu nindraan idu yendrathu polum,
KOlodu nindraan yiravu.
2. The tyrannical king with a royal staff who compels people to part with their wealth,
Is like a a dacoit with a spear robbing wealth from people .
3.Nadorum nadi murai cheyyaa mannavan,
Naadorum naadu kedum.
3.The king who does not daily examine the faults and shortfalls in his rule,
Would be daily losing his kingdom.
4. Koozhum kudiyum orungizhakkum kol kodi.
Choozhathu cheyyum arasu.
4.The king who without consulting elders rules in an unjust manner ,
Would loose together his subjects as well as his wealth.
5.Allarpattu aaththaudhu azhutha kannerandre,
Chelvathai theykkum padai.
5.The tears shed by the crying subjects who suffer a tyrannical rule ,
Is the weapon that would destroy the wealth of the ruler.
6.Mannarkku mannuthal chenginmai akthindrel,
Mannaavaam mannar koli.
6.The good name to the king is got from his just rule,
If that is absent then his fame would be unstable and go away.
7.Thuliyinmai jnalathirkku yeththathe vendhan,
Aliyinmai vaazhum uyirkku.
7.Similar to the sorrow to the world due to absence of rain ,
The absence of mercy from their ruler gives sorrow to his subjects.
8.Inmayin innathu udaimai murai cheyya,
Mannavan kor keezh padin.
8.If a person is living under a tyrannical rule ,
The evil of a state of no wealth to him is better than having wealth.
9.Murai kodi mannavan cheyyin urai kodi ,
Ollathu vaanam peyal.
9.If a ruler rules over his subjects in an improper manner ,
The rain will fail and clouds would not produce rain.
10.AApayan kundrum aruthozhilor nool marappar ,
Kavalan kaavaan yenin.
10.If a ruler does not rule properly , the milk of cows would dry,
And the Brahmins(leraned people) would forget the books of dharma.