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.

0917. நிறைநெஞ்சம் இல்லவர் தோய்வார்

0917. Nirainenjam Illavar Thoivaar

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    நட்பியல் (Natpiyal) - Alliance
  • அதிகாரம்
    வரைவின் மகளிர் (Varaivin Magalir)
    Wanton Women
  • குறள்
    நிறைநெஞ்சம் இல்லவர் தோய்வார் பிறநெஞ்சிற்
    பேணிப் புணர்பவர் தோள்.
  • விளக்கம்
    மனத்திலே பிறவற்றை விரும்பி, உடம்பினால் சேர்கின்ற மகளிரது தோள்களைச் செம்மையான மனம் இல்லாதவர்களே சேர்வர்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Who cherish alien thoughts while folding in their feigned embrace,
    These none approach save those devoid of virtue's grace.
  • Meaning
    Those who are destitute of a perfectly (reformed) mind will covet the shoulders of those who embrace (them) while their hearts covet other things.


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