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.

1300. தஞ்சம் தமரல்லர் ஏதிலார்

1300. Thanjam Thamarallar Yethilaar

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    இன்பத்துப்பால் (Inbaththuppaal) - Love
  • இயல்
    கற்பியல் (Karpiyal) - The Post-Marital Love
  • அதிகாரம்
    நெஞ்சோடு புலத்தல் (Nenjodu Pulaththal)
    Exploration with Oneself
  • குறள்
    தஞ்சம் தமரல்லர் ஏதிலார் தாமுடைய
    நெஞ்சம் தமரல் வழி.
  • விளக்கம்
    ஒருவர்க்குத் தம்முடைய மனம் தம்மோடு இணங்காத போது, அயலவர் உறவினரல்லராதல் எளிதே.
  • Translation
    in English
    A trifle is unfriendliness by aliens shown,
    When our own heart itself is not our own!
  • Meaning
    It is hardly possible for strangers to behave like relations, when one's own soul acts like a stranger.


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