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.

0217. மருந்தாகித் தப்பா மரத்தற்றால்

0217. Marundhaagith Thappaa Maraththatraal

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    இல்லறவியல் (Illaraviyal) - Domestic Virtue
  • அதிகாரம்
    ஒப்புரவறிதல் (Oppuravaridhal)
    The Knowledge of What is Benefitting a Man's Position
  • குறள்
    மருந்தாகித் தப்பா மரத்தற்றால் செல்வம்
    பெருந்தகை யான்கண் படின்.
  • விளக்கம்
    உதவி செய்யும் பெருந்தன்மையுடையவனிடத்தில் செல்வம் உண்டானால், அது, தனது எல்லா உறுப்புகளும் மருந்தாகி நோயைத் தவறாது தீர்க்கும் மரம் போன்றதாகும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Unfailing tree that healing balm distils from every part,
    Is ample wealth that falls to him of large and noble heart.
  • Meaning
    If wealth be in the possession of a man who has the great excellence (of benevolence), it is like a tree which as a medicine is an infallible cure for disease.


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