Kuripparithal-71st chapter of Thirukural-
(understanding signs made)
( It is essential for your assistant to know what you indicate by some sign because most of the time you may not be able to tell your orders due to circumstances beyong your control. Valluvar says that eye is useless if it cannot understand sugns)
1.Kooramai nokki kuripparivaan yejjandrum ,
Maaraaneer vaiya kani.
1.The person who can understand the thought of others,
Without them telling it, would be an never drying ornament to this world.
2.Iyya padathu akathathu unarvaanai,
Deivathodu oppa kolal.
2.He who can understand the inner thoughts of others without doubt,
Is comparable only to God.
3.Kurippir kurippunarvaarai uruppinuL,
Yaathu koduthum kolal.
3.Those who can understands your inner thoughts by signs,
Should be hired paying any cost,
4.Kurithathu koramai koLLaarodenai,
Uruppor anayaraal veRu,
.4.Those great people who understand their inner thoughts by signs,
Though similar in body are different in wisdom from others.
5.Kurippin kurippunaraavayin uruppinul,
Yenna payathavo kangal.
5.If an eye cannot see the thoughts of others by their signs,
What is the use of that organ called eye.
6.Aduthathu kaattum palingu poal nenjam,
Kaduthathu kattum mukham.
6.Just like the capacity of crystal to show what nears it,
The face would show the inner thoughts of the mind.
7.Mukhathin muthukkurainthathu undo uvappinum,
Kayinum thaan munnorum.
7.The great wisdom would show what one
Likes or dislikes and is there anything greater than that.
8.Mukham nokki nirkka amayum akam nokki,
Uththathu unarvaar perin.
8.If you get a person who can understand you,
Just seeing the face, It is sufficient if he sees the face of others.
9.pagaimayum kenmayum kan uraikkum, Kannin,
Vagaimai unarvaar perin.
9.If you get a person who can study the eyes,
He can understand enmity and friendliness from eye only.
10.Nunniyam yenbaar alakkum kol kanumkal,
Kannallathu illai pira.
10.Properly analyzed the scale used by those who claim
To have a sharp brain is nothing but eyes of others.