Kural 425

குறள் 425
உலகம் தழீஇய தொட்பம் மலர்தலும்
கூம்பலும் இல்ல தறிவு.

Stanza 425
Prudence goes with the world, but wisdom
Is not a water-flower, now open, now shut.

To secure the friendship of the great is the true wisdom; it is (also) wisdom to keep (that friendship unchanged, and) not opening and closing (like the lotus-flower).

Ulakam Thazheeiya Thotpam Malardhalum
Koompalum Illa Tharivu.


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