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.

0226. அற்றார் அழிபசி தீர்த்தல்

0226. Atraar Azhipasi Theerththal

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    இல்லறவியல் (Illaraviyal) - Domestic Virtue
  • அதிகாரம்
    ஈகை (Eegai)
  • குறள்
    அற்றார் அழிபசி தீர்த்தல் அஃதொருவன்
    பெற்றான் பொருள்வைப் புழி.
  • விளக்கம்
    வறியவரின் கடும்பசியைத் தீர்க்கவேண்டும். அதுவே பொருள் உடையவனுக்கு அதைச் சேமித்து வைப்பதற்குரிய இடமாகும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Let man relieve the wasting hunger men endure;
    For treasure gained thus finds he treasure-house secure.
  • Meaning
    The removal of the killing hunger of the poor is the place for one to lay up his wealth.


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