Vinai thooymai-66th chapter of Thirukural-
(Purity of work)
(Purity of action , Thiruvaluvar feels is extremely important .He says , “.Even if you happen to see the hunger of your mother do not do an act which is considered as bad by wise people.”)
1.Thunai nalam aakkam tharoomvinai nalam,
Vendiya yellam tharum.
1.If a person gets help, he will only get wealth,
But if he is act is pure, he would get all that he wants.
2.Endrum oruvuthal veNdum pugazhodu.
Nandri payavaa vinai.
2.A minister should for ever avoid doing acts which,
Would not givefame and good to his king and himself.
3.Vo othal vendum olimazhkum cheivinai,
Aa aathum yennum avar.
3.Those who want to progress would forever not do,
An act which would bring down his fame.
4.Idukkan padinum iLivantha cheyyar,
4,Those who have clear wisdom which does not tremble, would ,
Not do lowly acts even if they happen to drown in sorrow.
5.Yethu yendru iranguva cheyyarkka , cheivaanel<
Maththu anna cheyyamai nandru.
5,Avoid acts which make you sorrow later , thinking ,
That you have done a low act but if you happen,
To do it by mistake , see to it that you do not do it again.
6.EEndraaL pasi kaaNbaan aayinum cheyyarkka ,
Chandror pazhikkum vinai.
6.Even if you happen to see the hunger of your mother,
Do not do an act which is considered as bad by wise people.
7.Pazhi malainthu yeithiya aakkathin chaandror ,
Kazhi nal kurave thalai.
7.Great people would not like to have great wealth by doing evil acts,
And they would like to be poor , by not doing such acts.
8.Kadintha kadinthoraar cheivaarkku avai thaam,
Mudinthalum pizhai tharum.
8.Those who do not hate and avoid doing acts hate by wise people ,
But try to do it, even if they succeed in that act, they would earn sorrow.
9.Azha konda yellam azhappom , izhsppinum,
Pir payakkum nar paalavai.
9.Things earned by making others cry, would go away from him, making him cry,
Even wealth by doing good acts may go away, but,
They would come back doing good to him.
10.Chalaththal porul cheithu yemaarthaal pasu man,
Kalathul neer peithiree yaththu.
10.Earning wealth by evil acts and trying to protect it,
Is like pouring water in a unbaked mud pot and trying to save it.