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.

0657. பழிமலைந்து எய்திய ஆக்கத்தின்

0657. Pazhimalaindhu Eithiya Aakkaththin

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    அமைச்சியல் (Amaichchiyal) - Ministers of State
  • அதிகாரம்
    வினைத்தூய்மை (Vinaiththooimai)
    Purity in Action
  • குறள்
    பழிமலைந்து எய்திய ஆக்கத்தின் சான்றோர்
    கழிநல் குரவே தலை.
  • விளக்கம்
    பழியை மேற்கொண்டு இழிந்த செயல் செய்து பெறும் செல்வத்தை விட சான்றோர் செயல் தூய்மையாக இருந்து அடையத்தக்க வறுமையே மேலானது.
  • Translation
    in English
    Than store of wealth guilt-laden souls obtain,
    The sorest poverty of perfect soul is richer gain.
  • Meaning
    Far more excellent is the extreme poverty of the wise than wealth obtained by heaping up of sinful deeds.


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