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.

0567. கடுமொழியும் கையிகந்த தண்டமும்

0567. Kadumozhiyum Kaiyikantha Thandamum

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    அரசியல் (Arasiyal) - Royalty
  • அதிகாரம்
    வெருவந்த செய்யாமை (Veruvandha Seiyaamai)
    Absence of Terrorism
  • குறள்
    கடுமொழியும் கையிகந்த தண்டமும் வேந்தன்
    அடுமுரண் தேய்க்கும் அரம்.
  • விளக்கம்
    கடுஞ்சொல்லும் குற்றத்துக்கு அதிகமான தண்டனையும், அரசனது பகைவரை வெல்லும் வலிமையைக் குறைக்கும் அறமாகும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Harsh words and punishments severe beyond the right,
    Are file that wears away the monarch's conquering might.
  • Meaning
    Severe words and excessive punishments will be a file to waste away a king's power for destroying (his enemies).


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