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.

0433. தினைத்துணையாங் குற்றம் வரினும்

0433. Thinaiththunaiyaang Kutram Varinum

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    அரசியல் (Arasiyal) - Royalty
  • அதிகாரம்
    குற்றங்கடிதல் (Kutrankadithal)
    The Correction of Faults
  • குறள்
    தினைத்துணையாங் குற்றம் வரினும் பனைத்துணையாக்
    கொள்வர் பழிநாணு வார்.
  • விளக்கம்
    பழிக்கு அஞ்சுவோர் தினையளவாகிய மிகச் சிறிய குற்றமே தமக்கு வந்தாலும், அதனைப் பனையளவு பெரிதாகக் கருதுவர்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Though small as millet-seed the fault men deem;
    As palm tree vast to those who fear disgrace 'twill seem.
  • Meaning
    Those who fear guilt, if they commit a fault small as a millet seed, will consider it to be as large as a palmyra tree.


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