Kutham kadithal-44th chapter of Thirukural-
(Removing wrong acts)
(Thiruvalluvar has emphasized the need for us to keep away from wrong acts by the ruler as well as people. He says Needless miserliness , unnecessary luxuries a nd Joy which is more than needed, are crimes when committed by the ruler” )
1.Cherukkum chinamum chirumayum illar ,
Perukkam o perumidha neerthu.
1.The prosperity of those not having pride , anger ,
And base conduct would further improve.
2.Ivaralam mapirantha maanamum manna,
Uvakayum yetham iraikku.
2.Needless miserliness , unnecessary luxuries,
And Joy which is more than needed, are crimes when committed by the ruler.
3.THinai thuNayaam kutham varinum panai thunayaa,
Kolvar pazhi naanuvar.
3.Those who get shamed by bad name would consider,
Even a crime equaling a grain as big as the palm tree.
4.Kuthame kaakka porlaaka kuthame ,
Aththam tharoom pakai.
4.If a person’s only aim is crime, then,
It would be an enmity that would destroy him.
5.Varu munnar kaavaathaan vazhkkai , yerimunnar,
Vaithooru poala kedum.
5.The life of a person who does not protect himself ,
Before doing a crime, would get destroyed like a straw before a fire.
6.Than kutham neeki , pirar kutham kankir pin,
Yen kutham aagum iraikku.
6.The ruler should first know the wrongs he does,
And remove them and then try to remove wrong doing of others.
7,Cheyarpal cheyyathu ivariyaan chelvam,
Uyarpalathi andri kedum.
7,The wealth of a miser who saves without doing ,
Greatly needed things , would get destroyed.
8.Paththullam yennum ivaranmai yeththullum,
YeNNA padvathondru andru.
8,The n miserliness leading to great attachment ,
To wealth is not an ordinary wrong doing but a great one.
9,Viyavarkka yenjjandrum thannai nayavarkka,
Nandri payavaa vinai.
9.Do not get proud at any time whatever may be ,
Your achievements and never do any wrong act ,
Which does not do good to any others.
10.Kathal kathal ariyaamai , uyarkie pin ,
Yethila yethilaar nool.
10.Those who can keep their desires not known to others and then act ,
Would not be affected by the trick and cheating of his enemies.