Kural - 550

Kural 550
Holy Kural #550
By punishment of death the cruel to restrain,
Is as when farmer frees from weeds the tender grain

For a king to punish criminals with death, is like pulling up the weeds in the green corn.

Tamil Transliteration
Kolaiyir Kotiyaarai Vendhoruththal Paingoozh
Kalaikat Tadhanotu Ner.

Chapter GroupRoyalty
chapterThe Right Sceptre