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.

0151. அகழ்வாரைத் தாங்கும் நிலம்போலத்

0151. Agazhvaaraith Thaangum Nilampolath

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    இல்லறவியல் (Illaraviyal) - Domestic Virtue
  • அதிகாரம்
    பொறையுடைமை (Poraiyudaimai)
    The Possession of Patience: Forbearance
  • குறள்
    அகழ்வாரைத் தாங்கும் நிலம்போலத் தம்மை
    இகழ்வார்ப் பொறுத்தல் தலை.
  • விளக்கம்
    தன் மேல் நின்று தன்னைத் தோண்டுகின்றவரையும் தாங்கும் நிலம் போலத் தம்மை இகழ்வாரையும் பொறுத்துக் கொள்ளுதல் சிறந்த அறமாகும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    As earth bears up the men who delve into her breast,
    To bear with scornful men of virtues is the best.
  • Meaning
    To bear with those who revile us, just as the earth bears up those who dig it, is the first of virtues.


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