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.

0206. தீப்பால தான்பிறர்கண் செய்யற்க

0206. Theeppaala Thaanpirarkan Seiyarka

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    இல்லறவியல் (Illaraviyal) - Domestic Virtue
  • அதிகாரம்
    தீவினையச்சம் (Theevinaiyachcham)
    Dread of Devil Deeds
  • குறள்
    தீப்பால தான்பிறர்கண் செய்யற்க நோய்ப்பால
    தன்னை அடல்வேண்டா தான்.
  • விளக்கம்
    துன்பத்தைக் கொடுக்கும் பாவங்கள் தன்னை வருத்தாதிருக்க விரும்புகின்றவன், பிறர்க்குத் தீய செயல்களைச் செய்யாதிருத்தல் வேண்டும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    What ranks as evil spare to do, if thou would'st shun
    Affliction sore through ill to thee by others done.
  • Meaning
    Let him not do evil to others who desires not that sorrows should pursue him.


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