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.

0061. பெறுமவற்றுள் யாமறிவது இல்லை

0061. Perumavatrul Yaamarivathu Illai

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    இல்லறவியல்(Illaraviyal) - Domestic Virtue
  • அதிகாரம்
    மக்கட்பேறு (Makkatperu)
    The obtaining of Sons
  • குறள்
    பெறுமவற்றுள் யாமறிவது இல்லை அறிவறிந்த
    மக்கட்பேறு அல்ல பிற.
  • விளக்கம்
    ஒருவன் அடையக்கூடியவற்றுள், அறிய வேண்டியவற்றை அறிய வல்ல மக்களைப் பெருவதைவிடச் சிறந்ததொன்று இருப்பதாக யாம் அறியவில்லை.
  • Translation
    in English
    Of all that men acquire, we know not any greater gain,
    Than that which by the birth of learned children men obtain.
  • Meaning
    Among all the benefits that may be acquired, we know no greater benefit than the acquisition of intelligent children.


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