Pakaimatchi-87th Chapter of Thirukural-
(The importance of enmity )
(THiruvalluvar feels even in enmity we should be choosy and selective .He gives a small guide as to when Enmity would lead to success)
1.Valiyaarkku maareththal ombuka ombaa,
Meliyaa mel meka pakai.
1,We should completely abandon enmity with those who are ,
Stronger than us but we can afford ,
To have enmity with those who are weaker than us.
2.Anbilan aandra thunayilan thaan thulvaan,
Yenpariyum yethilaan thuppu.
2.How can a person who does not love those surrounding him,
Does not have powerful help and is weak , weaken his enemy .
3,Anjum ariyaan amaivilan yeekalaan,
Thanjam yeliyan pakaikku.
3.An enemy can easily defeat the a person who is scared,
Who is ignorant of needed knowledge,
Who cannot move with others and who does not help others..
4.Neengaan vekuli nirayilan yenjjandrum,
Yaanganum yaarkkum yelithu.
4.A person who cannot control his anger and also his mind ,
He is weaker always to every one.
5.Vazhi nokkaan vaippana cheyyan , pazhi nokkan,
Panpilaan paththarkku inithu.
5.An enemy can easily defeat who does not think about good paths ,
Who does not do what he should, who does not bother about bad name ,
And who does not posses good character.
6,Kanaa chinathaan kazhi perum kamathaan ,
Penaamai pena pedum.
6.The enmity of a person who gets angry without thinking of his and others state ,
And has immeasurable passion , would be welcomed by his enemies.
7.Koduthum kolal vendum mandra aduthirunthu ,
MaaNaatha cheivan pakai.
7.Definitely enmity of a person , who is near us but does evil to us,
Should be had at any cost.
8.Gunan ilanaai kuththam palavaayin maththarkku,
Inan yilanaam yemaapudaithu.
8.A person without character who has done several crimes,
He would not have any protection and that state ,
Would be a great protection to our enemies.
9.Cheruvaarkku cheNyikavaa inbam arivu ila,
Anjum pakaivar perin.
9.To those who fight , pleasant victory would be very near,
If his enemy is ignorant and is scared of his enemies.
10.Kallaan vekulum chiru porul yenjjandrum,
Olaanai ollathu oli.
10.A person who cannot take little wealth from an ignorant person,
Would never be able to get any fame.