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.

0259. அவிசொரிந் தாயிரம் வேட்டலின்

0259. Avisorind Thaayiram Vettalin

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    துறவறவியல் (Thuravaraviyal) - Ascetic Virtue
  • அதிகாரம்
    புலால் மறுத்தல்(Pulaal Maruththal)
    The Renunciation of Flesh
  • குறள்
    அவிசொரிந் தாயிரம் வேட்டலின் ஒன்றன்
    உயிர்செகுத் துண்ணாமை நன்று.
  • விளக்கம்
    நெய் முதலிய பொருட்களைத் தீயில் சொரிந்து ஆயிரம் வேள்விகளைச் செய்வதை விட, ஒன்றின் உயிரைப் போக்கி அதன் ஊனை உண்ணாதிருத்தல் நல்லது.
  • Translation
    in English
    Than thousand rich oblations, with libations rare,
    Better the flesh of slaughtered beings not to share.
  • Meaning
    Not to kill and eat (the flesh of) an animal, is better than the pouring forth of ghee etc., in a thousand sacrifices.


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