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.

0200. சொல்லுக சொல்லிற் பயனுடைய

0200. Solluga Sollir Payanudaiya

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    இல்லறவியல் (Illaraviyal) - Domestic Virtue
  • அதிகாரம்
    பயனில சொல்லாமை (Payanila Sollaamai)
    The Not Speaking Profitless Words
  • குறள்
    சொல்லுக சொல்லிற் பயனுடைய சொல்லற்க
    சொல்லிற் பயனிலாச் சொல்.
  • விளக்கம்
    சொல்ல வேண்டுமானால் பயனுடைய சொற்களையே சொல்லுக. பயனில்லாத சொற்களைச் சொல்லாதொழிக.
  • Translation
    in English
    If speak you will, speak words that fruit afford,
    If speak you will, speak never fruitless word.
  • Meaning
    Speak what is useful, and speak not useless words.


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