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.

0282. உள்ளத்தால் உள்ளலும் தீதே

0282. Ullaththaal Ullalum Theethe

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    துறவறவியல் (Thuravaraviyal) - Ascetic Virtue
  • அதிகாரம்
    The Absence of Fraud
  • குறள்
    உள்ளத்தால் உள்ளலும் தீதே பிறன்பொருளைக்
    கள்ளத்தால் கள்வேம் எனல்.
  • விளக்கம்
    குற்றங்களை மனத்தினால் நினைத்தாலும் பாவம். ஆகையால், பிறன் பொருளை அவன் அறியாதபடி வஞ்சித்துக் கொள்வோம் என்று நினைத்தலுங் கூடாது.
  • Translation
    in English
    'Tis sin if in the mind man but thought conceive;
    'By fraud I will my neighbour of his wealth bereave.'
  • Meaning
    Even the thought (of sin) is sin; think not then of crafiily stealing the property of another.


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