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.

0100. இனிய உளவாக இன்னாத

0100. Iniya Ulavaaga Innaatha

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    இல்லறவியல்(Illaraviyal) - Domestic Virtue
  • அதிகாரம்
    இனியவை கூறல் (Iniyavai Kooral)
    The Utterance of Pleasant Words
  • குறள்
    இனிய உளவாக இன்னாத கூறல்
    கனிஇருப்பக் காய்கவர்ந் தற்று.
  • விளக்கம்
    இனிய சொற்களைக் கூறாமல் இனியவையில்லாத கடுஞ்சொற்களை ஒருவன் கூறுதல், தன்னிடம் உள்ள கனியை உண்ணாது, இனிமையில்லாத காயை உண்பது போன்றதாகும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    When pleasant words are easy, bitter words to use,
    Is, leaving sweet ripe fruit, the sour unripe to choose.
  • Meaning
    To say disagreeable things when agreeable are at hand is like eating unripe fruit when there is ripe.


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