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.

0034. மனத்துக்கண் மாசிலன் ஆதல்

0034. Manaththukkan Maasilan Aathal

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    பாயிரம் இயல்(Paayiram Iyal) - Introduction
  • அதிகாரம்
    அரண் வலியுறுத்தல் (Aran Valiyuruththal)
    Assertion of the Strength of Virtue
  • குறள்
    மனத்துக்கண் மாசிலன் ஆதல் அனைத்தறன்
    ஆகுல நீர பிற.
  • விளக்கம்
    ஒருவன் தன் மனதில் குற்றமற்றவனாக இருக்க வேண்டும். அதுவே அறம் ஆகும். மற்றவையெல்லாம் ஆரவாரத் தன்மை உடையவையாகும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Spotless be thou in mind! This only merits virtue's name;
    All else, mere pomp of idle sound, no real worth can claim.
  • Meaning
    Let him who does virtuous deeds be of spotless mind; to that extent is virtue; all else is vain show.


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