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.

0231. ஈதல் இசைபட வாழ்தல்

0231. Eethal Isaipada Vaazhthal

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    இல்லறவியல் (Illaraviyal) - Domestic Virtue
  • அதிகாரம்
    புகழ் (Pugazh)
  • குறள்
    ஈதல் இசைபட வாழ்தல் அதுவல்லது
    ஊதியம் இல்லை உயிர்க்கு.
  • விளக்கம்
    வறியவர்க்குக் கொடுத்தல் வேண்டும்; அதனால் புகழ் உண்டாகும் படி வாழ்தல் வேண்டும்; அப்புகழைத் தவிர மனித உயிருக்கு வேறொரு பயன் இல்லை.
  • Translation
    in English
    See that thy life the praise of generous gifts obtain;
    Save this for living man exists no real gain.
  • Meaning
    Give to the poor and live with praise. There is no greater profit to man than that.


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