Chol vanmai-65th Chapter of Thirukural-
(Talking skill )
( Abilitity to get things done also depends on our skill to talk , says Thiruvalluvar.)
1.Naa nalam yenum nalanudamai, annalam,
Yaanalathu ullathoom andru.
1.The skill to talk well is like a wealth to a person,
And that wealth is greater than all wealth one has.
2.AAkkamum kedum athanaal varuthalaal,
Kathombal chollin kan chorvu.
2.Because good words lead to wealth and bad words lead to destruction,
It is very necessary to avoid mistakes in one’s words.
3,Kettar pinikkum thagayavai kelaarum,
Vetpa mozhivathaam chol.
3.Ability in talk consists of being able to steal the minds of those who hear,
And making those who have not heard it , desire to hear it.
4.Thiran arinthu cholluka chollai , aranum,
Porulum athanin oongu yil.
4.Talk after knowing the situation for there is nothing greater than that ,
To increase the Dharma and wealth .
5.Chollum chollai pirioithor chol achollai,
Chollum chol inmai arinthu.
5.When we talk only after great thought about some thing,
in such a way no one would be able to tell anything to say “no” to it.
6.Vetpathaam cholli pirar chol payan kotal,
Matchiyin masaththar kol.
6.WE should tell words that are liked by others and when others tell,
We should understand only the use I of it and this ,
Is the way adopted by those who have not done any evil.
7. Cholal vallavan chorvilan anjaan avanai,
Ikal vellal akkum arithu.
7.No body can defeat a person with expertise in speech,
Who never commits any mistakes and is not scared by any one.
8.Virainthu thozhil ketkum jnalam niranthinithu ,
Cholluthal vallaar perin.
8,Telling whatever he wants in a proper order and that ,
Too sweetly would make the world accept it quickly.
9.Pala cholla kamaruvar mandra masu aththa ,
Chila chollal thethaathavar,
9.Those who want to talk a lot by those who ,
Cannot talk atleast few words without fault.
10.Ina choozhnthum naaRaa malaranayar kaththathu,
Unara virinthurayaa thaar.
10.Those who do not know how to explain what they have read,
To others are like the flowers that are in a bunch but do not spread its scent.