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.

0198. அரும்பயன் ஆயும் அறிவினார்

0198. Arumpayan Aayum Arivinaar

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    இல்லறவியல் (Illaraviyal) - Domestic Virtue
  • அதிகாரம்
    பயனில சொல்லாமை (Payanila Sollaamai)
    The Not Speaking Profitless Words
  • குறள்
    அரும்பயன் ஆயும் அறிவினார் சொல்லார்
    பெரும்பயன் இல்லாத சொல்.
  • விளக்கம்
    அறிதற்கரிய பயன்களை ஆராயவல்ல அறிவுடையார், மிகுந்த பயனில்லாத சொற்களைச் சொல்ல மாட்டார்.
  • Translation
    in English
    The wise who weigh the worth of every utterance,
    Speak none but words of deep significance.
  • Meaning
    The wise who seek after rare pleasures will not speak words that have not much weight in them.


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