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.

0007. தனக்குவமை இல்லாதான் தாள்சேர்ந்தார்க்

0007. Thanakkuvamai Illaathaan Thaalserndhaark

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    பாயிரம் இயல்(Paayiram Iyal) - Introduction
  • அதிகாரம்
    கடவுள் வாழ்த்து (Kadavul Vaazhththu)
    The Praise of God
  • குறள்
    தனக்குவமை இல்லாதான் தாள்சேர்ந்தார்க் கல்லால்
    மனக்கவலை மாற்றல் அரிது.
  • விளக்கம்
    தனக்கு ஒப்பில்லாத கடவுளின் திருவடிகளைத் தவறாது நினைப்பவர்க்கல்லாமல், மற்றவர்க்கு மனக் கவலையைப் போக்க முடியாது.
  • Translation
    in English
    Unless His foot, 'to Whom none can compare,' men gain,
    'Tis hard for mind to find relief from anxious pain.
  • Meaning
    Anxiety of mind cannot be removed, except from those who are united to the feet of Him who is incomparable.


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