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.

0039. அறத்தான் வருவதே இன்பம்

0039. Araththaan Varuvathe Inbam

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    பாயிரம் இயல்(Paayiram Iyal) - Introduction
  • அதிகாரம்
    அரண் வலியுறுத்தல் (Aran Valiyuruththal)
    Assertion of the Strength of Virtue
  • குறள்
    அறத்தான் வருவதே இன்பம் மற்றெல்லாம்
    புறத்த புகழும் இல.
  • விளக்கம்
    அறத்துடன் பொருந்தி வாழ்வதால் வருவதே இன்பமாகும். மற்ற வகையில் வருவனவெல்லாம் இன்பமாயினும் துன்பங்களாகும்; புகழ் இல்லாதவையுமாகும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    What from virtue floweth, yieldeth dear delight;
    All else extern, is void of glory's light.
  • Meaning
    Only that pleasure which flows from domestic virtue is pleasure; all else is not pleasure, and it is without praise.


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