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.

0188. துன்னியார் குற்றமும் தூற்றும்

0188. Thunniyaar Kutramum Thootrum

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    இல்லறவியல் (Illaraviyal) - Domestic Virtue
  • அதிகாரம்
    புறங்கூறாமை (Purangkooraamai)
    Not Backbiting
  • குறள்
    துன்னியார் குற்றமும் தூற்றும் மரபினார்
    என்னைகொல் ஏதிலார் மாட்டு.
  • விளக்கம்
    தம்மோடு நெருங்கிப் பழகுவோரது குற்றத்தையும் புறங்கூறிப் பரப்புகின்றவர், அயலாரது குற்றத்தை எவ்வாறு தூற்றாமலிருப்பார்?
  • Translation
    in English
    Whose nature bids them faults of closest friends proclaim
    What mercy will they show to other men's good name?
  • Meaning
    What will those not do to strangers whose nature leads them to publish abroad the faults of their intimate friends ?


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