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.

0215. ஊருணி நீர்நிறைந் தற்றே

0215. Ooruni Neerniraind Thatre

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    இல்லறவியல் (Illaraviyal) - Domestic Virtue
  • அதிகாரம்
    ஒப்புரவறிதல் (Oppuravaridhal)
    The Knowledge of What is Benefitting a Man's Position
  • குறள்
    ஊருணி நீர்நிறைந் தற்றே உலகவாம்
    பேரறி வாளன் திரு.
  • விளக்கம்
    உலகத்தார் நன்றெனக் கொண்டவற்றை விரும்பிச் செய்யும் அறிவாளியின் செல்வம், ஊரில் வாழ்வார் நீருண்ணும் குளமானது நீர் நிறைந்தார் போன்று பலருக்கும் பயன்படும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    The wealth of men who love the 'fitting way,' the truly wise,
    Is as when water fills the lake that village needs supplies.
  • Meaning
    The wealth of that man of eminent knowledge who desires to exercise the benevolence approved of by the world, is like the full waters of a city-tank.


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