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.

0036. அன்றறிவாம் என்னாது அறஞ்செய்க

0036. Anrarivaam Ennaathu Aranjcheiga

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    பாயிரம் இயல்(Paayiram Iyal) - Introduction
  • அதிகாரம்
    அரண் வலியுறுத்தல் (Aran Valiyuruththal)
    Assertion of the Strength of Virtue
  • குறள்
    அன்றறிவாம் என்னாது அறஞ்செய்க மற்றது
    பொன்றுங்கால் பொன்றாத் துணை.
  • விளக்கம்
    பின்னால் பார்த்துக் கொள்ளலாம் என்று எண்ணி விடாமல் அவ்வப்போதே ஒருவன் அறத்தைச் செய்ய வேண்டும். அவ்வாறு செய்த அறம், அவன் இறக்கும் போது அழிவில்லாத துணையாக நிற்கும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Do deeds of virtue now. Say not, 'To-morrow we'll be wise';
    Thus, when thou diest, shalt thou find a help that never dies.
  • Meaning
    Defer not virtue to another day; receive her now; and at the dying hour she will be your undying friend.


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