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.

1212. கயலுண்கண் யானிரப்பத் துஞ்சிற்

1212. Kayalunkan Yaanirappath Thunchir

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    இன்பத்துப்பால் (Inbaththuppaal) - Love
  • இயல்
    கற்பியல் (Karpiyal) - The Post-Marital Love
  • அதிகாரம்
    கனவுநிலை உரைத்தல் (Kanavunilai Uraiththal)
    The Visions of the Night
  • குறள்
    கயலுண்கண் யானிரப்பத் துஞ்சிற் கலந்தார்க்கு
    உயலுண்மை சாற்றுவேன் மன்.
  • விளக்கம்
    கயல் மீன் போன்ற, மையுண்ட என் கண்கள் நான் வேண்டிக் கொள்கின்றபடி தூங்குமாயின், நான் பொறுத்திருக்கின்ற தன்மையைக் காதலருக்குக் கனவில் சொல்லுவேன்.
  • Translation
    in English
    If my dark, carp-like eye will close in sleep, as I implore,
    The tale of my long-suffering life I'll tell my loved one o'er.
  • Meaning
    If my fish-like painted eyes should, at my begging, close in sleep, I could fully relate my sufferings to my lord.


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