Periyaarai pizhayamai-90th chapter of Thirukural-
(Not finding fault with great people)
(In this chapter Valluvar advises that enmity with great and learned people be avoided.)
1.AAththuvaar aaththal ikazhamai poththvaar ,
Poththalul yellam thalai.
1.Not finding fault with great ones who can do a job,
It greatest good quality of a person.
2,Periyaarai penaa thozhukin ,periyaaraal ,
Peraa idumbai tharum.
2,If one does not respect and follow great people,
He would have to bear unending sorrow because of them.
3.Kedal vendin kelaathu cheika adal vendin,
AAththupavar kan izhukku.
3.If one wants to get destroyed , let him do jobs without consulting great people,
And suppose one wants to get killed, let him create problem for strong people.
4.Koothathathai kayyal vilithaththal , aathuvaarkku,
AAththaathaar inna cheyal.
4.If a person without strength cause harm to one with strength ,
It is like calling the god of death to himself.
5.Yaandu chendru yaandum uLaraakaar venthuppin,
5.Those who make a powerful king angry, Cannot ,
Keep their life safe anywhere else from that king.
6.Yeriyaal chuda padinum uyvundaam ,,uyyar ,
Periyor pizhathozhugupavar .
6.Even if we are burnt by fire there is a chance to live but
Those who harm great people do not have any hope.
7.Vagai manda vaazhkkayum vaanporulum yennam,
THakai maanda thakkar cherin.
7.If great learned people get angry against a person,
What is the use of having great wealth and great life.
8.Kundraanar kundra mathippin kudiyodu,
Nindarnnar maivar nilathu.
8.If a great person who is like a mountain is estimated badly ,
Even those who are well established would get destroyed with their family.
9.Yenthiya kolkayaar cheerin idai murithu ,
Vendhanum vendhu kedum.
10.Iranthamaintha charpudayar aayinum uyyaar <
Chiranthamanitha cheeraar cheRin.
10.If one makes a very learned person angry with him,
Even those with great help would not be able to escape.