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.

0251. தன்னூன் பெருக்கற்குத் தான்பிறிது

0251. Thannoon Perukkarkuth Thaanpiridhu

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    துறவறவியல் (Thuravaraviyal) - Ascetic Virtue
  • அதிகாரம்
    புலால் மறுத்தல்(Pulaal Maruththal)
    The Renunciation of Flesh
  • குறள்
    தன்னூன் பெருக்கற்குத் தான்பிறிது ஊனுண்பான்
    எங்ஙனம் ஆளும் அருள்.
  • விளக்கம்
    தன் உடம்பைப் பருக்கச் செய்வதற்கு, தான் வேறு ஒன்றின் உடம்பை உண்பவன் பிற உயிர்களிடத்தில் அவ்வாறு அருளை உடையவனாக இருத்தல் முடியும்?
  • Translation
    in English
    How can the wont of 'kindly grace' to him be known,
    Who other creatures' flesh consumes to feed his own?
  • Meaning
    How can he be possessed of kindness, who to increase his own flesh, eats the flesh of other creatures.


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