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.

0140. உலகத்தோடு ஒட்ட ஒழுகல்

0140. Ulagaththodu Otta Ozhugal

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    இல்லறவியல் (Illaraviyal) - Domestic Virtue
  • அதிகாரம்
    ஒழுக்கமுடைமை (Ozhukkamudaimai)
    The Possession of Decorum
  • குறள்
    உலகத்தோடு ஒட்ட ஒழுகல் பலகற்றும்
    கல்லார் அறிவிலா தார்.
  • விளக்கம்
    அறிவு ஒழுக்கங்களால் சிறந்தவர்களோடு ஒத்து நடத்தல் வேண்டும்; அவ்வாறு நடக்காதவர் பல நூல்களைக் கற்றாராயினும் அறிவில்லாதவர்களேயாவர்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Who know not with the world in harmony to dwell,
    May many things have learned, but nothing well.
  • Meaning
    Those who know not how to act agreeably to the world, though they have learnt many things, are still ignorant.


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