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.

0292. பொய்மையும் வாய்மை யிடத்த

0292. Poimaiyum Vaaimai Yidaththa

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    துறவறவியல் (Thuravaraviyal) - Ascetic Virtue
  • அதிகாரம்
  • குறள்
    பொய்மையும் வாய்மை யிடத்த புரைதீர்ந்த
    நன்மை பயக்கும் எனின்.
  • விளக்கம்
    குற்றமற்ற நன்மையை உண்டாக்குமானால், பொய்யான சொற்களும் உண்மை என்று நினைக்கத்தக்க இடத்தைப் பெறுவனவாகும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Falsehood may take the place of truthful word,
    If blessing, free from fault, it can afford.
  • Meaning
    Even falsehood has the nature of truth, if it confer a benefit that is free from fault.


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