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.

0187. பகச்சொல்லிக் கேளிர்ப் பிரிப்பர்

0187. Pagachchollik Kelirp Pirippar

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    இல்லறவியல் (Illaraviyal) - Domestic Virtue
  • அதிகாரம்
    புறங்கூறாமை (Purangkooraamai)
    Not Backbiting
  • குறள்
    பகச்சொல்லிக் கேளிர்ப் பிரிப்பர் நகச்சொல்லி
    நட்பாடல் தேற்றா தவர்.
  • விளக்கம்
    கூடி மகிழும்படி இனிய சொற்கள் பேசி நட்புக் கொள்ளுதலை அறியாதவர், தம் உறவினரையும் புறங்கூறிப் பிரிந்து போகுமாறு செய்து விடுவார்.
  • Translation
    in English
    With friendly art who know not pleasant words to say,
    Speak words that sever hearts, and drive choice friends away.
  • Meaning
    Those who know not to live in friendship with amusing conversation will by back-biting estrange even their relatives.


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