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.

0261. உற்றநோய் நோன்றல் உயிர்க்குறுகண்

0261. Uttranoi Nondral Uyirkkurukan

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    துறவறவியல் (Thuravaraviyal) - Ascetic Virtue
  • அதிகாரம்
  • குறள்
    உற்றநோய் நோன்றல் உயிர்க்குறுகண் செய்யாமை
    அற்றே தவத்திற் குரு.
  • விளக்கம்
    தமக்கு வரும் துன்பத்தைப் பொறுத்துக் கொள்ளுதல், தாம் பிற உயிர்களுக்குத் துன்பம் செய்யாதிருத்தல் ஆகியவையே தவத்தின் வடிவங்களாகும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    To bear due penitential pains, while no offence
    He causes others, is the type of 'penitence'.
  • Meaning
    The nature of religious discipline consists, in the endurance (by the ascetic) of the sufferings which it brings on himself, and in abstaining from giving pain to others.


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