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.

0234. நிலவரை நீள்புகழ் ஆற்றின்

0234. Nilavarai Neelpugazh Aatrin

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    இல்லறவியல் (Illaraviyal) - Domestic Virtue
  • அதிகாரம்
    புகழ் (Pugazh)
  • குறள்
    நிலவரை நீள்புகழ் ஆற்றின் புலவரைப்
    போற்றாது புத்தேள் உலகு.
  • விளக்கம்
    இப்பூமியின் எல்லையளவுக்குப் பரவியிருக்கும் புகழ் தரும் செயல்களை ஒருவன் செய்வானானால், தேவருலகத்தவர் தேவரைப் போற்றாது அவனையே போற்றுவர்.
  • Translation
    in English
    If men do virtuous deeds by world-wide ample glory crowned,
    The heavens will cease to laud the sage for other gifts renowned.
  • Meaning
    If one has acquired extensive fame within the limits of this earth, the world of the Gods will no longer praise those sages who have attained that world.


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