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.

0178. அஃகாமை செல்வத்திற்கு யாதெனின்

0178. Akkaamai Selvaththirku Yaathenin

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    இல்லறவியல் (Illaraviyal) - Domestic Virtue
  • அதிகாரம்
    வெஃகாமை (Vekkaamai)
    Not Coveting
  • குறள்
    அஃகாமை செல்வத்திற்கு யாதெனின் வெஃகாமை
    வேண்டும் பிறன்கைப் பொருள்.
  • விளக்கம்
    ஒருவனது செல்வம் குறையாமல் இருப்பதற்கு வழி என்ன வென்றால், அவன் பிறன் விரும்பி வைத்திருக்கின்ற கைப்பொருளைக் கவர ஆசைப்படாமையேயாகும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    What saves prosperity from swift decline?
    Absence of lust to make another's cherished riches thine!
  • Meaning
    If it is weighed, "what is the indestructibility of wealth," it is freedom from covetousness.


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