Pakai thiram arithal-88th Chapter of Thirukkural-
(Knowing power of enemy.)
(Thiruvalluvar though he does not like enmity , tells us which enemies are the worst,.)
1.Pakai yenum panpilathanai oruvan,
Nakayeyum vendar paththu andru.
1, Even as a mere sport a person,
Should not like the evil called enmity.
2,Viller uzhavar pakai kolinum kollarkka,
Choller uzhavar pakai.
2.You can make an expert in bow as enemy,
But never an expert in use of words.
3.Yemuththavarinum ezhai thamiyanaai ,
Pallaar pakai kolpavan.
3. A Person who is alone making number of enemies,
Would be considered far worse than a mad person.
4.Pakai natpaa kondozhukum panbudayaalan,
Thakaimaikan thangithu ulagu.
4. The greatness of a good person capable of making
Even his enemy as friend would stay in this world,
5.Than thunaii indraal pakai yirandaal thanoruvan,
In thunayaa kolkavaththin ondru,
5.If there is none to support and if there are two enemies
To a single person, he should make one enemy his friend.
6.Therinum theraa vidinum azhivinkan,
Theraan pakaaan vidal.
6.If we know about or not know about a person,
When trouble comes, we should neither join him or remove him.
7.Novarkka nonthathu ariyaarkku mevarkka,
Menmai pagaivar akathu.
7.We should not tell our sorrow to a person who does not know it himself,
And like that we should never inform our weakness to the enemy.
8.Vagai arinthu than cheithu than kappa maayum,
Pakaivar kan patta cherukku.
8.Suppose a person knows what to do and arranges for all things that are needed,
And is capable of protecting himself, the pride of enemy would be destroyed.
9.Ilaithaka mul maram kolka kalayunar ,
Kai kollum kaazhtha idathu.
9.A thorny tree should be destroyed even when is young,
For when it grows up , it would hurt the hand of a person who cuts it.
10.Uyirppa ularallar mandra cheyirppavar,
10.Those who cannot destroy the pride of their enemies,
Cannot keep their life till he completes his breathing and this is for sure.