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.

0186. பிறன்பழி கூறுவான் தன்பழி

0186. Piranpazhi Kooruvaan Thanpazhi

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    இல்லறவியல் (Illaraviyal) - Domestic Virtue
  • அதிகாரம்
    புறங்கூறாமை (Purangkooraamai)
    Not Backbiting
  • குறள்
    பிறன்பழி கூறுவான் தன்பழி யுள்ளும்
    திறன்தெரிந்து கூறப் படும்.
  • விளக்கம்
    பிறருடைய குற்றங்களைக் கூறுகின்றவனது இழி செயல்களுள், மிகவும் இழிந்தவற்றைப் பிறர் ஆராய்ந்து எடுத்துக் கூறுவர்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Who on his neighbours' sins delights to dwell,
    The story of his sins, culled out with care, the world will tell.
  • Meaning
    The character of the faults of that man who publishes abroad the faults of others will be sought out and published.


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