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.

0158. மிகுதியான் மிக்கவை செய்தாரைத்

0158. Miguthiyaan Mikkavai Seithaaraith

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    இல்லறவியல் (Illaraviyal) - Domestic Virtue
  • அதிகாரம்
    பொறையுடைமை (Poraiyudaimai)
    The Possession of Patience: Forbearance
  • குறள்
    மிகுதியான் மிக்கவை செய்தாரைத் தாந்தம்
    தகுதியான் வென்று விடல்.
  • விளக்கம்
    மனச் செருக்கினாலே தீமை செய்தவரை, தாம் தம்முடைய பொறுமையினாலே வென்றுவிடுதல் வேண்டும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    With overweening pride when men with injuries assail,
    By thine own righteous dealing shalt thou mightily prevail.
  • Meaning
    Let a man by patience overcome those who through pride commit excesses.


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