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.

0213. புத்தே ளுலகத்தும் ஈண்டும்

0213. Puththe Lulagaththum Eendum

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    இல்லறவியல் (Illaraviyal) - Domestic Virtue
  • அதிகாரம்
    ஒப்புரவறிதல் (Oppuravaridhal)
    The Knowledge of What is Benefitting a Man's Position
  • குறள்
    புத்தே ளுலகத்தும் ஈண்டும் பெறலரிதே
    ஒப்புரவின் நல்ல பிற.
  • விளக்கம்
    மற்றவர்க்கு உதவிசெய்து வாழ்தலான ஒப்புரவான செயலே எல்லாச் செயல்களிலும் சிறந்தது. இதைப் போன்ற நல்ல செயலை இவ்வுலகத்தும் வான் உலகத்தும் பெறுவது அரிது.
  • Translation
    in English
    To 'due beneficence' no equal good we know,
    Amid the happy gods, or in this world below.
  • Meaning
    It is difficult to obtain another good equal to benevolence either in this world or in that of the gods.


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