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.

0133. ஒழுக்கம் உடைமை குடிமை

0133. Ozhukkam Udaimai Kudimai

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    இல்லறவியல் (Illaraviyal) - Domestic Virtue
  • அதிகாரம்
    ஒழுக்கமுடைமை (Ozhukkamudaimai)
    The Possession of Decorum
  • குறள்
    ஒழுக்கம் உடைமை குடிமை இழுக்கம்
    இழிந்த பிறப்பாய் விடும்.
  • விளக்கம்
    ஒருவன் உயர்ந்த குளத்தில் பிறந்தவனாதலை நல்லொழுக்கம் காட்டும்; ஒழுக்கத்தினின்று தவறுதல் அவனைத் தாழ்ந்த குலத்தினனாக்கி விடும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    'Decorum's' true nobility on earth;
    'Indecorum's' issue is ignoble birth.
  • Meaning
    Propriety of conduct is true greatness of birth, and impropriety will sink into a mean birth.


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