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Illaathaal pen kaamut ratru
The ignorant person aspiring to speak in the councils of the learned,
Is like the woman without breasts seeking the charms of love.
A person of no learning wanting to display his knowledge and skills to an assembly of learned men, would be like the joyless emptiness attendant on a woman, without both her breasts and femininity, seeking the fullness of love.
Parimel Azhagar gives this interpretation, with which Manakudavar and Kalingar concur. This obviously is the straight-forward interpretation of the Kural, with which all of us agree.
But Paridhi gives a different interpretation, which is that, falling for the empty words uttered by an ignorant person is like falling in love with a breast-less woman. This implies that in the same way, there are some speakers, who captivate unthinking persons, with just words with no meaning or underlying ideas.
Many of the latter-day politicians, who make attractive alliterative speeches, of all words and no deep sense, would belong to this category of Paridhi"s delineation.
In a discerning society, they cannot continue hoodwinking all people, all the time. At some stage their ignorance will get exposed.
“A fool"s mouth is his own destruction" (Proverbs 18:7)
'inna Narpathu', apparently borrows from this Kural, when it says:"
“Innaa, mulaiyilaal penmai vizaivu"