Therinthu cheyal vagai-47th chapter of Thirukural-
(Performing action after understanding it well)
(THiruvalluvar puts a very great stress on doing an act only after lot of thinking and research. He tells that act should be done after great thought but once we have started doing it , rethinking about it should not be done.)
1.Azhivathoom aavathoom aaki vazhi payakkum,
OOthiyamum choozhnthu cheyal.
1.After understanding what gets destroyed and what gets created,
And and the benefits because of it , we have attempt to take action.
2.Therintha inathodu therntheNNI cheivaarkku,
Arum porul yathondrum yil.
2.After discussing with friends whom he thinks has knowledge about it,
And after thinking over it himself , if a person attempts action,
there is nothing which is impossible for him.
3.AAkkam karuthi mudhal yizhakkum cheivinai,
3.Wise people would not lose their capital ,
Thinking that they will get more income from it.
4.THelivilathanai thodangaar ilivennum,
4.Those who are afraid that a crime of bad name would come to them,
Would not dare dare to acts which are not clear.
5,Vagayaraa choozhathu yezhuthal pagaivarai ,
Paththi paduppathu oar aaru.
5.Starting an action without properly thinking about it,
Is like to grow enemies in a good land , so that they grow well.
6.Cheithakka alla cheyakkedum cheithakka,
Cheyyamai yaanum kedum.
6.Bad results would come by doing acts which should not be done ,
And also by not doing actions that ought to be done.
7.Yenni thuniga karumam, thunintha pin,
Yennuvam yenpathu yizhukku .
7.Do any act after proper thinking and after deciding to do it ,
It is a crime to think and worry about it.
8.AAththin varunthaa varutham , palar nindru,
POththinum pothi padum.
8.A wrong act which is not done by suitable means ,
In spite of several people protecting it, would remain as an error.
9.Nandaraathal ullum thavaru undavar avar,
Pan pari thaaththa kadai.
9.When we do a good act to others, we should understand,
Their nature and then do it, if not we would do mistaken acts.
10.Yellatha yenni cheyal vendum thammodu,
Kollatha kollathu ulagu.
10People would not accept acts which is not agreeable to them,
And so though we think an act is good , we should ,
Undertake it , only if it is not considered as bad by the world.