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"To us all towns are one, all men our kin.
Life's good comes not from others' gift, nor ill
Man's pains and pains' relief are from within.
Thus have we seen in visions of the wise !."

- Tamil Poem in Purananuru, circa 500 B.C 

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Thirukural - English Translation:Himalayan Academy
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[see also English Translation and Commentary of tirukkuRaL by Rev. Dr. G. U. Pope, Rev W. H. Drew, Rev. John Lazarus and Mr F. W. Ellis;
Thirukkural in Tamil with English Translation by Kaviyogi Maharishi Shuddhananda Bharatiar and Thirukural in Tamil Original]

Couplets 1 - 100

In Praise of God
The Importance of Rain
Greatness of Renunciates
Assertion of Virtue's Power
Family Life
The Good Wife
The Blessing of Children
Possessing Love
Hospitality
Speaking Pleasant Words

Couplets 101 - 200

Gratitude
Impartiality
Possession of Self-Control
Possession of Virtuous Conduct
Not Coveting Another's Wife
Possession of Forbearance
Avoidance of Envy
Avoidance of Covetousness
Avoidance of Backbiting
Avoidance of Pointless Speech

Couplets 201 - 400

Understanding One's Duty to Society
Charity
Dread of Sinful Deeds
Glory
Possession of Compassion
Abstaining from Eating Meat
Austerity
Ascetic Pretence
Avoidance of Fraud
Truthfulness
Avoidance of Anger
Avoidance of Injuring Others
Avoidance of Killing
Impermanence of All Things
Renunciation
Knowledge of Truth
Eradication of Desire
Destiny
The Merits of the King
Learning

Couplets 401 - 600

The Neglect of Learning
Listening to the Learned
Possession of Wisdom
Guarding Against Faults
Gaining Support from the Great
Avoidance of Base Company
Deliberation Before Action
Understanding Strength
Understanding Timeliness
Understanding the Right Place
Testing and Trusting Men
Testing and Employing Men
Fellowship of Kindred
Avoidance of Unmindfulness
Just Reign
Unjust Reign
Avoidance of Tyranny
The Kindly Look
Espionage

Couplets 610 - 810

Avoidance of Laziness
PerseveranceBeing Undaunted by Troubles
Essentials Of the State Ministers
Eloquence
Purity of Action
Resoluteness of Action
Modes of Action
Ambassadors
Associating with Monarchs
Discerning Unspoken Thoughts
Judging the Audience
Not Dreading the Audience
The Country
Fortresses
The Ways of Acquiring Wealth
Merits of the Army
Heroic Death
Friendship
Testing Fitness for Friendship
Old Friendship

Couplets 811 - 950

Harmful Friendship
False Friendship
Folly
Ignorance
Hatred  
Merits of Enmity
Understanding the Nature of Enmity
Internal Enmity
|Not Offending the Great
Being Led by Women
Wanton Women
The Avoidance of Drunkenness
Gambling
Medicine

Couplets 951 - 1080

Nobility
Honor
Greatness
Perfect Goodness
Possession of Courtesy
Wealth That Benefits None
Possession of Modesty
Advancing the Family
Farming
Poverty
Begging
Dread of Begging
Baseness
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