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.

0242. நல்லாற்றாள் நாடி அருளாள்க

0242. Nallaatraal Naadi Arullalga

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    துறவறவியல் (Thuravaraviyal) - Ascetic Virtue
  • அதிகாரம்
    The Possession of Benevolence
  • குறள்
    நல்லாற்றாள் நாடி அருளாள்க பல்லாற்றால்
    தேரினும் அஃதே துணை.
  • விளக்கம்
    நல்ல வழியில் நின்று விரும்பி அருளுடைய செயல்களைச் செய்க; ஏனென்றால், பல வழியில் ஆராய்ந்து பார்த்தாலும் அதுவே உயிருக்குத் துணை.
  • Translation
    in English
    The law of 'grace' fulfil, by methods good due trial made,
    Though many systems you explore, this is your only aid.
  • Meaning
    (Stand) in the good path, consider, and be kind. Even considering according to the conflicting tenets of the different sects, kindness will be your best aid, (in the acquisition of heavenly bliss.)


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