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.

0308. இணர்எரி தோய்வன்ன இன்னா

0308. Inareri Thoivanna Innaa

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    துறவறவியல் (Thuravaraviyal) - Ascetic Virtue
  • அதிகாரம்
    The Not Being Angry
  • குறள்
    இணர்எரி தோய்வன்ன இன்னா செயினும்
    புணரின் வெகுளாமை நன்று.
  • விளக்கம்
    பல சுடர்களை உடைய பேரு நெருப்பில் தோய்ந்தாற் போன்ற துன்பங்களை ஒருவன் செய்தானாயினும் அவனிடத்தில் சினம் கொள்ளாதிருந்தால் நல்லது.
  • Translation
    in English
    Though men should work thee woe, like touch of tongues of fire.
    'Tis well if thou canst save thy soul from burning ire.
  • Meaning
    Though one commit things against you as painful (to bear) as if a bundle of fire had been thrust upon you, it will be well, to refrain, if possible, from anger.


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