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.

0027. சுவைஒளி ஊறுஓசை நாற்றமென

0027. Suvaioli Ooruoosai Naatramena

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    பாயிரம் இயல்(Paayiram Iyal) - Introduction
  • அதிகாரம்
    நீத்தார் பெருமை (Neeththaar Perumai)
    The Greatness of Ascetics
  • குறள்
    சுவைஒளி ஊறுஓசை நாற்றமென ஐந்தின்
    வகைதெரிவான் கட்டே உலகு.
  • விளக்கம்
    சுவை, ஒலி, ஊறு, ஓசை, நாற்றம் என்னும் ஐந்தின் வகைகளையும் அறிய வல்லவனது அறிவினிடத்தில் இவ்வுலகின் இயல்பு உள்ளது.
  • Translation
    in English
    Taste, light, touch, sound, and smell: who knows the way
    Of all the five,- the world submissive owns his sway.
  • Meaning
    The world is within the knowledge of him who knows the properties of taste, sight, touch, hearing and smell.


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