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.

0135. அழுக்கா றுடையான்கண் ஆக்கம்போன்று

0135. Azhukkaa Rudaiyaankan Aakkampondru

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    இல்லறவியல் (Illaraviyal) - Domestic Virtue
  • அதிகாரம்
    ஒழுக்கமுடைமை (Ozhukkamudaimai)
    The Possession of Decorum
  • குறள்
    அழுக்கா றுடையான்கண் ஆக்கம்போன்று இல்லை
    ஒழுக்க மிலான்கண் உயர்வு.
  • விளக்கம்
    பொறாமையுடையவனிடம் செல்வம் நிற்காது போல், ஒழுக்கம் இல்லாதவனிடத்தில் உயர்ச்சி இல்லையாகும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    The envious soul in life no rich increase of blessing gains,
    So man of 'due decorum' void no dignity obtains.
  • Meaning
    Just as the envious man will be without wealth, so will the man of destitute of propriety of conduct be without greatness.


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