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.

0201. தீவினையார் அஞ்சார் விழுமியார்

0201. Theevinaiyaar Anjaar Vizhumiyaar

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    இல்லறவியல் (Illaraviyal) - Domestic Virtue
  • அதிகாரம்
    தீவினையச்சம் (Theevinaiyachcham)
    Dread of Devil Deeds
  • குறள்
    தீவினையார் அஞ்சார் விழுமியார் அஞ்சுவர்
    தீவினை என்னும் செருக்கு.
  • விளக்கம்
    தீவினை என்று சொல்லப்படுகின்ற அகந்தைக்குத் தீவினை செய்வதில் பழக்கமுடையவர் அஞ்ச மாட்டார்; நற்குணமுடைய உயர்ந்தோர் அதற்கு அஞ்சுவர்.
  • Translation
    in English
    With sinful act men cease to feel the dread of ill within,
    The excellent will dread the wanton pride of cherished sin.
  • Meaning
    Those who have experience of evil deeds will not fear, but the excellent will fear the pride of sin.


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