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.

0099. இன்சொல் இனிதீன்றல் காண்பான்

0099. Insol Initheendral Kaanbaan

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    இல்லறவியல்(Illaraviyal) - Domestic Virtue
  • அதிகாரம்
    இனியவை கூறல் (Iniyavai Kooral)
    The Utterance of Pleasant Words
  • குறள்
    இன்சொல் இனிதீன்றல் காண்பான் எவன்கொலோ
    வன்சொல் வழங்கு வது.
  • விளக்கம்
    பிறர் சொல்லும் இனிய சொல் தனக்கு இனிமையாக இருத்தலை உணர்கின்றவன், பிறரிடம் கடுஞ்சொல் பேசுவது ஏன்?
  • Translation
    in English
    Who sees the pleasure kindly speech affords,
    Why makes he use of harsh, repellant words?
  • Meaning
    Why does he use harsh words, who sees the pleasure which sweet speech yields?


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