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.

0022. துறந்தார் பெருமை துணைக்கூறின்

0022. Thurandhaar Perumai Thunaikkoorin

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    பாயிரம் இயல்(Paayiram Iyal) - Introduction
  • அதிகாரம்
    நீத்தார் பெருமை (Neeththaar Perumai)
    The Greatness of Ascetics
  • குறள்
    துறந்தார் பெருமை துணைக்கூறின் வையத்து
    இறந்தாரை எண்ணிக்கொண் டற்று.
  • விளக்கம்
    துறவிகளுடைய பெருமையை அளவிட்டுச் சொல்லப் புகுதல், இவ்வுலகத்திலே பிறந்து இறந்தவர்களை எண்ணிக் கணக்கிடத் தொடங்கினாற் போன்றதாகும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    As counting those that from the earth have passed away,
    'Tis vain attempt the might of holy men to say.
  • Meaning
    To describe the measure of the greatness of those who have forsaken the two-fold desires, is like
    counting the dead.


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