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.

0185. அறஞ்சொல்லும் நெஞ்சத்தான் அன்மை

0185. Aranjchollum Nenjaththaan Anmai

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    இல்லறவியல் (Illaraviyal) - Domestic Virtue
  • அதிகாரம்
    புறங்கூறாமை (Purangkooraamai)
    Not Backbiting
  • குறள்
    அறஞ்சொல்லும் நெஞ்சத்தான் அன்மை புறஞ்சொல்லும்
    புன்மையாற் காணப் படும்.
  • விளக்கம்
    ஒருவனது புறங்கூறும் குணத்தைக் கொண்டு அவன் அறத்தை நல்லதென்று போற்றும் உள்ளம் இல்லாதவன் என அறியலாம்.
  • Translation
    in English
    The slanderous meanness that an absent friend defames,
    'This man in words owns virtue, not in heart,' proclaims.
  • Meaning
    The emptiness of that man's mind who (merely) praises virtue will be seen from the meanness of reviling another behind his back.


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