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.

0031. சிறப்புஈனும் செல்வமும் ஈனும்

0031. Sirappueenum Selvamum Eenum

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    பாயிரம் இயல்(Paayiram Iyal) - Introduction
  • அதிகாரம்
    அரண் வலியுறுத்தல் (Aran Valiyuruththal)
    Assertion of the Strength of Virtue
  • குறள்
    சிறப்புஈனும் செல்வமும் ஈனும் அறத்தினூஉங்கு
    ஆக்கம் எவனோ உயிர்க்கு.
  • விளக்கம்
    அறம் மக்களுக்குச் சிறப்பையும் செல்வத்தையும் கொடுக்கும். எனவே, அவ்வறத்தைக் காட்டிலும் நன்மை தருவது வேறில்லை.
  • Translation
    in English
    It yields distinction, yields prosperity; what gain
    Greater than virtue can a living man obtain?
  • Meaning
    Virtue will confer heaven and wealth; what greater source of happiness can man possess?


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