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.

0238. வசையென்ப வையத்தார்க் கெல்லாம்

0238. Vasaienba Vaiyaththaark Kellaam

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    இல்லறவியல் (Illaraviyal) - Domestic Virtue
  • அதிகாரம்
    புகழ் (Pugazh)
  • குறள்
    வசையென்ப வையத்தார்க் கெல்லாம் இசையென்னும்
    எச்சம் பெறாஅ விடின்.
  • விளக்கம்
    ஒருவர் புகழைப் பெறவில்லை என்றால், அதுவே இவ்வுலகத்தவர்க் கெல்லாம் பழியாகும் என்று கூறுவர்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Fame is virtue's child, they say; if, then,
    You childless live, you live the scorn of men.
  • Meaning
    Not to beget fame will be esteemed a disgrace by the wise in this world.


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