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.

0153. இன்நம்யுள் இன்மை விருந்தொரால்

0153. Innamyul Inmai Virundhoraal

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    இல்லறவியல் (Illaraviyal) - Domestic Virtue
  • அதிகாரம்
    பொறையுடைமை (Poraiyudaimai)
    The Possession of Patience: Forbearance
  • குறள்
    இன்நம்யுள் இன்மை விருந்தொரால் வன்மையுள்
    வன்மை மடவார்ப் பொறை.
  • விளக்கம்
    வறுமைகளில் மிக்க வறுமை விருந்தினரை வரவேற்காது விடுதல்; வலிமைகளுள் சிறந்த வலிமை அறிவின்மையால் தீமை செய்பவரைப் பொறுத்துக் கொள்ளுதல்.
  • Translation
    in English
    The sorest poverty is bidding guest unfed depart;
    The mightiest might to bear with men of foolish heart.
  • Meaning
    To neglect hospitality is poverty of poverty. To bear with the ignorant is might of might.


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