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.

0240. வசையொழிய வாழ்வாரே வாழ்வார்

0240. Vasaiozhiya Vaazhvaare Vaazhvaar

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    இல்லறவியல் (Illaraviyal) - Domestic Virtue
  • அதிகாரம்
    புகழ் (Pugazh)
  • குறள்
    வசையொழிய வாழ்வாரே வாழ்வார் இசையொழிய
    வாழ்வாரே வாழா தவர்.
  • விளக்கம்
    தம்மிடம் பழி உண்டாகாமல் வாழ்பவரே உயிர் வாழ்பவராவர்; புகழின்றி வாழ்பவர் இறந்தவராவர்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Who live without reproach, them living men we deem;
    Who live without renown, live not, though living men they seem.
  • Meaning
    Those live who live without disgrace. Those who live without fame live not.


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