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.

0175. அஃகி அகன்ற அறிவென்னாம்

0175. Akki Agandra Arivennaam

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    இல்லறவியல் (Illaraviyal) - Domestic Virtue
  • அதிகாரம்
    வெஃகாமை (Vekkaamai)
    Not Coveting
  • குறள்
    அஃகி அகன்ற அறிவென்னாம் யார்மாட்டும்
    வெஃகி வெறிய செயின்.
  • விளக்கம்
    கற்றவனொருவன் பொருளை விரும்பி, எவரிடத்தும் அறிவில்லாத செயல்களைச் செய்வானானால் அவன் நூல்களை நுணுகி ஆராய்ந்து பெற்ற அறிவினால் யாது பயன்?
  • Translation
    in English
    What gain, though lore refined of amplest reach he learn,
    His acts towards all mankind if covetous desire to folly turn?
  • Meaning
    What is the advantage of extensive and accurate knowledge if a man through covetousness act senselessly towards all ?


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