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.

0117. கெடுவாக வையாது உலகம்

0117. Keduvaaga Vaiyaathu Ulagam

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    இல்லறவியல்(Illaraviyal) - Domestic Virtue
  • அதிகாரம்
    நடுவு நிலைமை (Naduvu Nilaimai)
  • குறள்
    கெடுவாக வையாது உலகம் நடுவாக
    நன்றிக்கண் தங்கியான் தாழ்வு.
  • விளக்கம்
    நடவுநிலைமை தவறாத அறநெறியை மேற்கொண்டொழுகும் ஒருவன் அடையும் வறுமையை, அறிவுடையோர் தாழ்வாகக் கருதமாட்டார்.
  • Translation
    in English
    The man who justly lives, tenacious of the right,
    In low estate is never low to wise man's sight.
  • Meaning
    The great will not regard as poverty the low estate of that man who dwells in the virtue of equity.


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