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.

0253. படைகொண்டார் நெஞ்சம்போல் நன்னூக்காது

0253. Padaikondaar Nenjampol Nanookkaathu

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    துறவறவியல் (Thuravaraviyal) - Ascetic Virtue
  • அதிகாரம்
    புலால் மறுத்தல்(Pulaal Maruththal)
    The Renunciation of Flesh
  • குறள்
    படைகொண்டார் நெஞ்சம்போல் நன்னூக்காது ஒன்றன்
    உடல்சுவை உண்டார் மனம்.
  • விளக்கம்
    கொலைக் கருவியைக் கையில் வைத்திருப்பவனுடைய மனம் நல்லவற்றை நினையாதது போலப் பிற உயிரின் ஊனை உண்டு சுவை கண்டவர் நல்லவற்றை நினைக்க மாட்டார்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Like heart of them that murderous weapons bear, his mind,
    Who eats of savoury meat, no joy in good can find.
  • Meaning
    Like the (murderous) mind of him who carries a weapon (in his hand), the mind of him who feasts with pleasure on the body of another (creature), has no regard for goodness.


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