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.

0079. புறத்துறுப் பெல்லாம் எவன்செய்யும்

0079. Puraththurup Pellaam Evanseiyum

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    இல்லறவியல்(Illaraviyal) - Domestic Virtue
  • அதிகாரம்
    அன்புடைமை (Anbudaimai)
    The Possession of Love
  • குறள்
    புறத்துறுப் பெல்லாம் எவன்செய்யும் யாக்கை
    அகத்துறுப்பு அன்பி லவர்க்கு.
  • விளக்கம்
    உடம்பின் உள் உறுப்பாகிய அன்பு இல்லாதவர்க்கு வெளி உறுப்புகளால் பயன் எதுவும் இல்லை.
  • Translation
    in English
    Though every outward part complete, the body's fitly framed;
    What good, when soul within, of love devoid, lies halt and maimed?
  • Meaning
    Of what avail are all the external members (of the body) to those who are destitute of love, the internal member.


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