Thirukural written by Thiruvalluvar consists of three books, the first book on Aram (the Way or Dharma), the second on Porul (Material or Artha) and the third on Inbam (Joy or Kama).

There are 37 chapters in the first book, the first four called Payiram or Prefactory Matter, the next twenty about Ill-Aram (the householder’s Dharma) and the next thirteen about Turavaram (the path of Renunciation). The second book on Porul contains seventy chapters, the first twenty dealing with Kings and their Duties, the succeeding thirty two chapters with the other matters concerning the State, and next thirteen, with Sundry Concerns. The third book on Inbam contains twenty five chapters, the first seven being on Pre Marital Love (Kalavu) and the next eighteen on Marital Love.

There are 133 chapters in all, each chapter contains ten distichs in the metre known as Kural and the work itself is now called by that name.

0032. அறத்தினூஉங்கு ஆக்கமும் இல்லை

0032. Araththinooungu Aakkamum Illai

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    பாயிரம் இயல்(Paayiram Iyal) - Introduction
  • அதிகாரம்
    அரண் வலியுறுத்தல் (Aran Valiyuruththal)
    Assertion of the Strength of Virtue
  • குறள்
    அறத்தினூஉங்கு ஆக்கமும் இல்லை அதனை
    மறத்தலின் ஊங்கில்லை கேடு.
  • விளக்கம்
    ஒருவனுக்கு அறம் செய்வதைவிட மேலான நன்மையைத் தருவது வேறு எதுவுமில்லை; அந்த அறத்தைச் செய்யமால் விடுவதைவிட மேலான கேடும் வேறில்லை.
  • Translation
    in English
    No greater gain than virtue aught can cause;
    No greater loss than life oblivious of her laws.
  • Meaning
    There can be no greater source of good than (the practice of) virtue; there can be no greater source of evil than the forgetfulness of it.


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