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.

0177. வேண்டற்க வெஃகியாம் ஆக்கம்

0177. Vendarka Vekkiyaam Aakkam

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    இல்லறவியல் (Illaraviyal) - Domestic Virtue
  • அதிகாரம்
    வெஃகாமை (Vekkaamai)
    Not Coveting
  • குறள்
    வேண்டற்க வெஃகியாம் ஆக்கம் விளைவயின்
    மாண்டற் கரிதாம் பயன்.
  • விளக்கம்
    பிறர் பொருளை விரும்புவதால் வரும் செல்வத்தை விரும்பக் கூடாது. அவ்வாறு விரும்பிப் பெறப்படும் செல்வத்தால் உண்டாகும் பயன் சிறப்பில்லாததாகும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Seek not increase by greed of gain acquired;
    That fruit matured yields never good desired.
  • Meaning
    Desire not the gain of covetousness. In the enjoyment of its fruits there is no glory.


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