Old Tamil Poetry

Translations of Tamil Poetic works that span 2000 years

Thirukkural – 294

If one acts with no falsity in his heart,
he’s revered in the hearts of wise.


உள்ளத்தால் பொய்யாது ஒழுகின், உலகத்தார்
உள்ளத்துள் எல்லாம் உளன்.


If a man acts true to his heart without any falsity, he will be in the hearts of great men , meaning he will be respected by them.


உள்ளம் – heart / soul

ஒழுகல் – conduct / behaviour

உலகத்தார் – உயர்ந்தோர் – great men / wise men

உளன் – is there

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