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.

0134. மறப்பினும் ஓத்துக் கொளலாகும்

0134. Marappinum Othuk Kolalaagum

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    இல்லறவியல் (Illaraviyal) - Domestic Virtue
  • அதிகாரம்
    ஒழுக்கமுடைமை (Ozhukkamudaimai)
    The Possession of Decorum
  • குறள்
    மறப்பினும் ஓத்துக் கொளலாகும் பார்ப்பான்
    பிறப்பொழுக்கங் குன்றக் கெடும்.
  • விளக்கம்
    மறை நூல்களைக் கற்பவன் கற்றதை மறக்க நேர்ந்தாலும் அதனை மீண்டும் கற்றுக்கொள்ளலாம். அவனது ஒழுக்கத்தில் குறைவுபட்டால் அவனுடைய குடியின் சிறப்புக் கெடும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Though he forget, the Brahman may regain his Vedic lore;
    Failing in 'decorum due,' birthright's gone for evermore.
  • Meaning
    A Brahman though he should forget the Vedas may recover it by reading; but, if he fail in propriety of conduct even his high birth will be destroyed.


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