Hostility disunion's plague will bring,
That evil quality, to every living thing
The disease which fosters the evil of disunion among all creatures is termed hatred by the wise.
Ikalenpa Ellaa Uyirkkum Pakalennum
Panpinmai Paarikkum Noi.
Though men disunion plan, and do thee much despite
'Tis best no enmity to plan, nor evil deeds requite
Though disagreeable things may be done from (a feeling of) disunion, it is far better that nothing painful be done from (that of) hatred.
Pakalkarudhip Patraa Seyinum Ikalkarudhi
Innaasey Yaamai Thalai.
If enmity, that grievous plague, you shun,
Endless undying praises shall be won
To rid one-self of the distressing dtsease of hatred will bestow (on one) a never-decreasing imperishable fame.
Ikalennum Evvanoi Neekkin Thavalillaath
Thaavil Vilakkam Tharum.
Joy of joys abundant grows,
When malice dies that woe of woes
If hatred which is the greatest misery is destroyed, it will yield the greatest delight.
Inpaththul Inpam Payakkum Ikalennum
Thunpaththul Thunpang Ketin.
If men from enmity can keep their spirits free,
Who over them shall gain the victory
Who indeed would think of conquering those who naturally shrink back from hatred ?.
Ikaledhir Saaindhozhuka Vallaarai Yaare
Mikalookkum Thanmai Yavar.
The life of those who cherished enmity hold dear,
To grievous fault and utter death is near
Failure and ruin are not far from him who says it is sweet to excel in hatred.
Ikalin Mikalinidhu Enpavan Vaazhkkai
Thavalum Ketalum Naniththu.
The very truth that greatness gives their eyes can never see,
Who only know to work men woe, fulfilled of enmity
Who only know to work men woe, fulfilled of enmity.
Mikalmeval Meypporul Kaanaar Ikalmeval
Innaa Arivi Navar.
'Tis gain to turn the soul from enmity;
Ruin reigns where this hath mastery
Shrinking back from hatred will yield wealth; indulging in its increase will hasten ruin.
Ikalirku Edhirsaaidhal Aakkam Adhanai
Mikalookkin Ookkumaam Ketu.
Men think not hostile thought in fortune's favouring hour,
They cherish enmity when in misfortune's power
At the approach of wealth one will not think of hatred (but) to secure one's ruin, one will look to its increase.
Ikalkaanaan Aakkam Varungaal Adhanai
Mikalkaanum Ketu Thararku.
From enmity do all afflictive evils flow;
But friendliness doth wealth of kindly good bestow
All calamities are caused by hatred; but by the delight (of friendship) is caused the great wealth of good virtues.
Ikalaanaam Innaadha Ellaam Nakalaanaam
Nannayam Ennum Serukku.