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.

0096. அல்லவை தேய அறம்பெருகும்

0096. Allavai Theya Aramperugum

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    இல்லறவியல்(Illaraviyal) - Domestic Virtue
  • அதிகாரம்
    இனியவை கூறல் (Iniyavai Kooral)
    The Utterance of Pleasant Words
  • குறள்
    அல்லவை தேய அறம்பெருகும் நல்லவை
    நாடி இனிய சொலின்
  • விளக்கம்
    நன்மையைத்தரும் சொற்களை ஆராய்ந்து ஒருவன் இனிமையாகச் சொல்வானானால், தீமைகள் கெட்டு அறம் வளரும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Who seeks out good, words from his lips of sweetness flow;
    In him the power of vice declines, and virtues grow.
  • Meaning
    If a man, while seeking to speak usefully, speaks also sweetly, his sins will diminish and his virtue increase.


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