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.

0169. அவ்விய நெஞ்சத்தான் ஆக்கமும்

0169. Avviya Nenjaththaan Aakkamum

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    இல்லறவியல் (Illaraviyal) - Domestic Virtue
  • அதிகாரம்
    அழுக்காறாமை (Azhukkaaraamai)
    Not Envying
  • குறள்
    அவ்விய நெஞ்சத்தான் ஆக்கமும் செவ்வியான்
    கேடும் நினைக்கப் படும்.
  • விளக்கம்
    பொறாமையுடையவனிடத்தில் செல்வமும், நல்ல உள்ளமுடையவனிடத்தில் வறுமையும் வந்தால், அவை ஆராயத் தக்கவையாகும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    To men of envious heart, when comes increase of joy,
    Or loss to blameless men, the 'why' will thoughtful hearts employ.
  • Meaning
    The wealth of a man of envious mind and the poverty of the righteous will be pondered.


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