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.

0147. அறனியலான் இல்வாழ்வான் என்பான்

0147. Araniyalaan Ilvaazhvaan Enbaan

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    இல்லறவியல் (Illaraviyal) - Domestic Virtue
  • அதிகாரம்
    பிறனில் விழையாமை (Piranil Vizhaiyaamai)
    Not Coveting Another's Wife
  • குறள்
    அறனியலான் இல்வாழ்வான் என்பான் பிறனியலாள்
    பெண்மை நயவா தவன்.
  • விளக்கம்
    அறத்தின் இயல்போடு கூடி இல்வாழ்க்கை வாழ்கின்றவன் என்பான், பிறனொருவனின் மனைவியை விரும்பாதவனாவான்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Who sees the wife, another's own, with no desiring eye
    In sure domestic bliss he dwelleth ever virtuously.
  • Meaning
    He who desires not the womanhood of her who should walk according to the will of another will be praised as a virtuous house-holder.


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