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.

0237. புகழ்பட வாழாதார் தந்நோவார்

0237. Pugazhpada Vaazhaathaar Thannovaar

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    இல்லறவியல் (Illaraviyal) - Domestic Virtue
  • அதிகாரம்
    புகழ் (Pugazh)
  • குறள்
    புகழ்பட வாழாதார் தந்நோவார் தம்மை
    இகழ்வாரை நோவது எவன்.
  • விளக்கம்
    புகழ் உண்டாகும்படி வாழாதவர், தம்மைப் பிறர் இகழ்ந்தால், அவ்விகழ்ச்சி தம் குறைபாட்டினால் வந்தது என்று தம்மை நொந்து கொள்ளாது, இகழ்ந்தவரை நொந்து கொள்வது ஏனோ?
  • Translation
    in English
    If you your days will spend devoid of goodly fame,
    When men despise, why blame them? You've yourself to blame.
  • Meaning
    Why do those who cannot live with praise, grieve those who despise them, instead of grieving themselves for their own inability.


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