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.

0046. அறத்தாற்றின் இல்வாழ்க்கை ஆற்றின்

0046. Araththaatrin Ilvaazhkkai Aatrin

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    இல்லறவியல்(Illaraviyal) - Domestic Virtue
  • அதிகாரம்
    இல்வாழ்க்கை (Ilvaazhkkai)
    Domestic Life
  • குறள்
    அறத்தாற்றின் இல்வாழ்க்கை ஆற்றின் புறத்தாற்றில்
    போஒய்ப் பெறுவ எவன்.
  • விளக்கம்
    ஒருவன் இல்வாழ்க்கையை அறவழியில் நடத்துவானானால், அவன் வேறு வழியில் சென்று பெறும் மேலான பயன் இல்லை.
  • Translation
    in English
    If man in active household life a virtuous soul retain,
    What fruit from other modes of virtue can he gain?
  • Meaning
    What will he who lives virtuously in the domestic state gain by going into the other, (ascetic) state ?


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