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.

0124. நிலையின் திரியாது அடங்கியான்

0124. Nilaiyin Thiriyaathu Adangiyaan

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    இல்லறவியல்(Illaraviyal) - Domestic Virtue
  • அதிகாரம்
    அடக்கமுடைமை (Adakkamudaimai)
    The Possession of Self-Restraint
  • குறள்
    நிலையின் திரியாது அடங்கியான் தோற்றம்
    மலையினும் மாணப் பெரிது.
  • விளக்கம்
    இல்லற ஒழுக்கத்தில் மாறுபடாமல் நின்று அடங்கியிருப்பவனின் பெருமை, மலையை விட மிகப் பெரியதாகும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    In his station, all unswerving, if man self subdue,
    Greater he than mountain proudly rising to the view.
  • Meaning
    More lofty than a mountain will be the greatness of that man who without swerving from his domestic state, controls himself.


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