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.

0184. கண்ணின்று கண்ணறச் சொல்லினும்

0184. Kannindru Kannarach Chollinum

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    இல்லறவியல் (Illaraviyal) - Domestic Virtue
  • அதிகாரம்
    புறங்கூறாமை (Purangkooraamai)
    Not Backbiting
  • குறள்
    கண்ணின்று கண்ணறச் சொல்லினும் சொல்லற்க
    முன்னின்று பின்நோக்காச் சொல்.
  • விளக்கம்
    ஒருவன் உன் முன்னிலையில் உனக்கு வருத்தம் தரத்தக்கதைச் சொன்னானாயினும், அவன் எதிரில் இல்லாத போது அவனை இகழ்ந்து பேசக் கூடாது.
  • Translation
    in English
    In presence though unkindly words you speak, say not
    In absence words whose ill result exceeds your thought.
  • Meaning
    Though you speak without kindness before another's face speak not in his absence words which regard not the evil subsequently resulting from it.


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