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.

0142. அறன்கடை நின்றாருள் எல்லாம்

0142. Arankadai Nindraarul Ellaam

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    இல்லறவியல் (Illaraviyal) - Domestic Virtue
  • அதிகாரம்
    பிறனில் விழையாமை (Piranil Vizhaiyaamai)
    Not Coveting Another's Wife
  • குறள்
    அறன்கடை நின்றாருள் எல்லாம் பிறன்கடை
    நின்றாரின் பேதையார் இல்.
  • விளக்கம்
    பிறனுடைய பொருளாயுள்ள மனைவியை விரும்பி நடக்கும் அறியாமை, உலகத்தில் அறம், பொருள் ஆகியவற்றின் இயல்புகள் அறிந்தவர்களிடத்தில் இல்லை.
  • Translation
    in English
    No fools, of all that stand from virtue's pale shut out,
    Like those who longing lurk their neighbour's gate without.
  • Meaning
    Among all those who stand on the outside of virtue, there are no greater fools than those who stand outside their neighbour's door.


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