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.

0262. தவமும் தவமுடையார்க்கு ஆகும்

0262. Thavamum Thavamudaiyaarkku Aagum

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    துறவறவியல் (Thuravaraviyal) - Ascetic Virtue
  • அதிகாரம்
  • குறள்
    தவமும் தவமுடையார்க்கு ஆகும் அதனை
    அஃதிலார் மேற்கொள் வது.
  • விளக்கம்
    தவம் செய்தல் என்பதும் முற்பிறப்பில் தவம் செய்தவர்க்கே முடியும். ஆகையால், அத்தவத்தை முன்னைத் தவமில்லாதார் மேற்கொள்ளுதல் வீணாகும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    To 'penitents' sincere avails their 'penitence';
    Where that is not, 'tis but a vain pretence.
  • Meaning
    Austerities can only be borne, and their benefits enjoyed, by those who have practised them (in a former birth); it will be useless for those who have not done so, to attempt to practise them (now).


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