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.

0068. தம்மின்தம் மக்கள் அறிவுடைமை

0068. Thammintham Makkal Arivudaimai

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    இல்லறவியல்(Illaraviyal) - Domestic Virtue
  • அதிகாரம்
    மக்கட்பேறு (Makkatperu)
    The obtaining of Sons
  • குறள்
    தம்மின்தம் மக்கள் அறிவுடைமை மாநிலத்து
    மன்னுயிர்க் கெல்லாம் இனிது.
  • விளக்கம்
    தம் மக்கள், தம்மை விடக் கல்வி அறிவுடையவராக இருப்பது, தம்மை விட உலகிலுள்ளவர்களுக்கு மகிழ்ச்சியைக் கொடுக்கும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Their children's wisdom greater than their own confessed,
    Through the wide world is sweet to every human breast.
  • Meaning
    That their children should possess knowledge is more pleasing to all men of this great earth than to themselves.


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