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.

0129. தீயினாற் சுட்டபுண் உள்ளாறும்

0129. Theeyinaar Chuttapun Ullaarum

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    இல்லறவியல்(Illaraviyal) - Domestic Virtue
  • அதிகாரம்
    அடக்கமுடைமை (Adakkamudaimai)
    The Possession of Self-Restraint
  • குறள்
    தீயினாற் சுட்டபுண் உள்ளாறும் ஆறாதே
    நாவினாற் சுட்ட வடு.
  • விளக்கம்
    நெருப்பினால் சுட்டபுன்னால் உடம்பில் தழும்பு ஏற்பட்டாலும், மனத்தில் ஆறும். நாவினால் தீய சொல் சொல்லிச் சுட்ட தழும்பு மனத்திலே ஒருபோதும் ஆறாது.
  • Translation
    in English
    In flesh by fire inflamed, nature may thoroughly heal the sore;
    In soul by tongue inflamed, the ulcer healeth never more.
  • Meaning
    The wound which has been burnt in by fire may heal, but a wound burnt in by the tongue will never heal.


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