Nanudamai-102nd Chapter of Thirukural-
(Possesing sense of shame )
(Valluvar feels that we should feel ashamed if we do an evil act , for otherwise there is no difference between us and the animals.)
1.Karumathaal naNuthal naNuthirunuthal,
1.Becoming ashamed due to undesirable action is Shame,
Others are like the natural feeling of shyness of ladies with pretty forehead.
2.OONudai yecham uyirkkellam veralla,
NaNUdamai maanthar chirappu,
2.Food and dress are common to all beings,
But sense of shame is special to human beings.
3.Oonai kuritha uyirellam NaaN yennum,
Nankai kurithu chalpu.
3.All souls live in their bodies made of flesh ,
And sense of shame lives in greatness.
4.ANiyandro NaNudamai chandrorkku, akthindrel,
Piniyandro peedu nadai.
4.Sense of shame is an ornament to learned people,
And forgetting it and walking proudly is a disease .
5.Pirar pazhiyum naanuvaar , nanukku ,
Uraipathi yenum ulagu.
5.Those who get ashamed of bad name to them as well as to others,
Are called as residence of the sense of shame.
6.Nanveli kollathu manno viyan jnanam,
6.Great people would consider sense of shame as a fence,
And would like to live in this wide world without it.
7.Naanaal uyirai thurappar , uyir poruttaal,
Naan thuravar naaNaalpavar.
7.Those who live with a sense of shame would prefer ,
To sacrifice their soul and would not leave shame for soul.
8,Pirar naana thakkathu thaan naanaan aayin,
Aram naana thakkathu udaithu.
8.If a person without shame does an act which would make ,
Others ashamed, then Dharma would be ashamed to live with him and leave,
9.kulam kedum kolgai pizhaippin nalam chudum,
Naaninmai nindara kadai.
9.If you leave away principles your family would get a bad name,
But if shamelessness lives with him, he would lose everything that is good.
10.Naan akathillar iyakkam marappavai,
Nanaal uyir maruttiyathu.
10 The life of those who do not have sense of shame with them ,
Is like the life of a wooden doll being pulled by a rope