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.

0241. அருட்செல்வம் செல்வத்துள் செல்வம்

0241. Arutchelvam Selvaththul Selvam

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    துறவறவியல் (Thuravaraviyal) - Ascetic Virtue
  • அதிகாரம்
    The Possession of Benevolence
  • குறள்
    அருட்செல்வம் செல்வத்துள் செல்வம் பொருட்செல்வம்
    பூரியார் கண்ணும் உள.
  • விளக்கம்
    செல்வங்கள் எல்லாவற்றுள்ளும் சிறந்த செல்வம் உயிர்களிடம் அருள் கொண்டிருக்கும் செல்வம்; பொருளால் வரும் செல்வங்கள் கீழோரிடத்தும் உண்டு.
  • Translation
    in English
    Wealth 'mid wealth is wealth 'kindliness';
    Wealth of goods the vilest too possess.
  • Meaning
    The wealth of kindness is wealth of wealth, in as much as the wealth of property is possessed by the basest of men.


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