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.

0182. அறனழீஇ அல்லவை செய்தலின்

0182. Aranazhee Allavai Seithalin

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    இல்லறவியல் (Illaraviyal) - Domestic Virtue
  • அதிகாரம்
    புறங்கூறாமை (Purangkooraamai)
    Not Backbiting
  • குறள்
    அறனழீஇ அல்லவை செய்தலின் தீதே
    புறனழீஇப் பொய்த்து நகை.
  • விளக்கம்
    ஒருவன் இல்லாத இடத்தில் அவனைப் புறங்கூறி, அவனைக் கண்டவிடத்துப் பொய்யாக அவனைப் புகழ்தல், அறத்தைக் கெடுத்துப் பாவம் செய்வதை விடத் தீமையுடையது ஆகும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Than he who virtue scorns, and evil deeds performs, more vile,
    Is he that slanders friend, then meets him with false smile.
  • Meaning
    To smile deceitfully (in another's presence) after having reviled him to his destruction (behind his back) is a greater evil than the commission of (every other) sin and the destruction of (every) virtue.


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