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.

0249. தெருளாதான் மெய்ப்பொருள் கண்டற்றால்

0249. Therulaathaan Meipporul Kandatraal

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    துறவறவியல் (Thuravaraviyal) - Ascetic Virtue
  • அதிகாரம்
    The Possession of Benevolence
  • குறள்
    தெருளாதான் மெய்ப்பொருள் கண்டற்றால் தேரின்
    அருளாதான் செய்யும் அறம்.
  • விளக்கம்
    அருளில்லாதவன் செய்யும் அறத்தை ஆராய்ந்தால், அது தெளிந்த அறிவில்லாதவன் ஒரு நூலின் உண்மைப் பொருளைக் கண்டது போன்றதாகும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    When souls unwise true wisdom's mystic vision see,
    The 'graceless' man may work true works of charity.
  • Meaning
    If you consider, the virtue of him who is without kindness is like the perception of the true being by him who is without wisdom.


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