Kural - 185

Kural 185
Holy Kural #185
The slanderous meanness that an absent friend defames,
'This man in words owns virtue, not in heart,' proclaims

The emptiness of that man's mind who (merely) praises virtue will be seen from the meanness of reviling another behind his back.

Tamil Transliteration
Aranjollum Nenjaththaan Anmai Puranjollum
Punmaiyaar Kaanap Patum.

Chapter GroupDomestic Virtue
chapterNot Backbiting