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.

0144. எனைத்துணையர் ஆயினும் என்னாம்

0144. Enaiththunaiyar Aayinum Ennaam

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    இல்லறவியல் (Illaraviyal) - Domestic Virtue
  • அதிகாரம்
    பிறனில் விழையாமை (Piranil Vizhaiyaamai)
    Not Coveting Another's Wife
  • குறள்
    எனைத்துணையர் ஆயினும் என்னாம் தினைத்துணையும்
    தேரான் பிறனில் புகல்.
  • விளக்கம்
    சிறிதளவும் தமது குற்றத்தை ஆராயாமல் பிறனுடைய வீட்டில் நுழைதல், எவ்வளவு பெருமை உடையவருக்கும் இழிவைத் தருவதன்றி வேறு எவ்வாறு முடியும்?
  • Translation
    in English
    How great soe'er they be, what gain have they of life,
    Who, not a whit reflecting, seek a neighbour's wife.
  • Meaning
    However great one may be, what does it avail if, without at all considering his guilt, he goes unto the wife of another ?


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