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.

0023. இருமை வகைதெரிந்து ஈண்டுஅறம்

0023. Irumai Vagaitherindhu Eenduaram

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    பாயிரம் இயல்(Paayiram Iyal) - Introduction
  • அதிகாரம்
    நீத்தார் பெருமை (Neeththaar Perumai)
    The Greatness of Ascetics
  • குறள்
    இருமை வகைதெரிந்து ஈண்டுஅறம் பூண்டார்
    பெருமை பிறங்கிற்று உலகு.
  • விளக்கம்
    பிறப்பு, வீடுகளின் தன்மைகளை ஆராய்ந்து அறிந்து, இப்பிறப்பில் துறவு மேற்கொண்டவரின் பெருமையே இவ்வுலகில் உயர்ந்தது.
  • Translation
    in English
    Their greatness earth transcends, who, way of both worlds weighed,
    In this world take their stand, in virtue's robe arrayed.
  • Meaning
    The greatness of those who have discovered the properties of both states of being, and renounced the world, shines forth on earth (beyond all others).


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