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.

0204. மறந்தும் பிறன்கேடு சூழற்க

0204. Marandhum Pirankedu Soozharkka

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    இல்லறவியல் (Illaraviyal) - Domestic Virtue
  • அதிகாரம்
    தீவினையச்சம் (Theevinaiyachcham)
    Dread of Devil Deeds
  • குறள்
    மறந்தும் பிறன்கேடு சூழற்க சூழின்
    அறஞ்சூழம் சூழ்ந்தவன் கேடு.
  • விளக்கம்
    பிறருக்குத் துன்பம் தரும் செயலை மறந்தும் எண்ணாதிருக்க வேண்டும். எண்ணினால், எண்ணியவனுக்கு அறக்கடவுள் கேடு எண்ணும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Though good thy soul forget, plot not thy neighbour's fall,
    Thy plans shall 'virtue's Power' by ruin to thyself forestall.
  • Meaning
    Even though forgetfulness meditate not the ruin of another. Virtue will meditate the ruin of him who thus meditates.


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