Old Tamil Poetry

Translations of Tamil Poetic works that span 2000 years

Thirukkural 152

Bear with patience transgressions of others,
To forget it is even better.

பொறுத்த லிறப்பினை யென்றும் மதனை
மறத்த லதனின்று நன்று.

பொறுத்தல், இறப்பினை என்றும்; அதனை
மறத்தல் அதனினும் நன்று.

When people cross their limits and hurt one, it is good to bear it with patience. It is even better to forget it and move on.

பொறுத்தல் – To bear with / Forbearance
இறப்பு – Crossing the limits, transgression
மறத்தல் – Forget
அதனினும் நன்று – even better

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