Thirukural written by Thiruvalluvar consists of three books, the first book on Aram (the Way or Dharma), the second on Porul (Material or Artha) and the third on Inbam (Joy or Kama).

There are 37 chapters in the first book, the first four called Payiram or Prefactory Matter, the next twenty about Ill-Aram (the householder’s Dharma) and the next thirteen about Turavaram (the path of Renunciation). The second book on Porul contains seventy chapters, the first twenty dealing with Kings and their Duties, the succeeding thirty two chapters with the other matters concerning the State, and next thirteen, with Sundry Concerns. The third book on Inbam contains twenty five chapters, the first seven being on Pre Marital Love (Kalavu) and the next eighteen on Marital Love.

There are 133 chapters in all, each chapter contains ten distichs in the metre known as Kural and the work itself is now called by that name.

0157. திறனல்ல தற்பிறர் செய்யினும்

0157. Thiranalla Tharpirar Seiyinum

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    இல்லறவியல் (Illaraviyal) - Domestic Virtue
  • அதிகாரம்
    பொறையுடைமை (Poraiyudaimai)
    The Possession of Patience: Forbearance
  • குறள்
    திறனல்ல தற்பிறர் செய்யினும் நோநொந்து
    அறனல்ல செய்யாமை நன்று.
  • விளக்கம்
    தனக்குப் பிறர் தீய செயல்களைச் செய்தாலும், அவற்றுக்கு வருந்தி அறமற்ற செயல்களைச் செய்யாமல் இருத்தல் நல்லது.
  • Translation
    in English
    Though others work thee ill, thus shalt thou blessing reap;
    Grieve for their sin, thyself from vicious action keep!
  • Meaning
    Though others inflict injuries on you, yet compassionating the evil (that will come upon them) it will be well not to do them anything contrary to virtue.


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