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.

0122. காக்க பொருளா அடக்கத்தை

0122. Kaakka Porulaa Adakkaththai

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    இல்லறவியல்(Illaraviyal) - Domestic Virtue
  • அதிகாரம்
    அடக்கமுடைமை (Adakkamudaimai)
    The Possession of Self-Restraint
  • குறள்
    காக்க பொருளா அடக்கத்தை ஆக்கம்
    அதனினூஉங் கில்லை உயிர்க்கு.
  • விளக்கம்
    அடக்கம் என்ற குணத்தை உறுதிப் பொருளாகக் கொண்டு காப்பாற்ற வேண்டும். ஏனென்றால் அந்த அடக்கத்தை விடச் சிறந்த செல்வம் உயிர்க்கு இல்லை.
  • Translation
    in English
    Guard thou as wealth the power of self-control;
    Than this no greater gain to living soul!
  • Meaning
    Let self-control be guarded as a treasure; there is no greater source of good for man than that.


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