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.

0150. அறன்வரையான் அல்ல செயினும்

0150. Aranvaraiyaan Alla Seyinum

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    இல்லறவியல் (Illaraviyal) - Domestic Virtue
  • அதிகாரம்
    பிறனில் விழையாமை (Piranil Vizhaiyaamai)
    Not Coveting Another's Wife
  • குறள்
    அறன்வரையான் அல்ல செயினும் பிறன்வரையாள்
    பெண்மை நயவாமை நன்று.
  • விளக்கம்
    ஒருவன் அறநெறியில் நில்லாமல் தீமைகளைச் செய்பவனானாலும், பிறன் மனைவியை விரும்பவில்லையென்றால், அஃது அவனுக்கு மிகவும் நன்மையுடையதாகும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Though virtue's bounds he pass, and evil deeds hath wrought;
    At least, 'tis good if neighbour's wife he covet not.
  • Meaning
    Though a man perform no virtuous deeds and commit (every) vice, it will be well if he desire not the
    womanhood of her who is within the limit (of the house) of another.


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