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.

0263. துறந்தார்க்குத் துப்புரவு வேண்டி

0263. Thurandhaarkkuth Thuppuravu Vendi

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    துறவறவியல் (Thuravaraviyal) - Ascetic Virtue
  • அதிகாரம்
  • குறள்
    துறந்தார்க்குத் துப்புரவு வேண்டி மறந்தார்கொல்
    மற்றை யவர்கள் தவம்.
  • விளக்கம்
    துறவிகளுக்கு உணவு முதலியவற்றைக் கொடுக்க விரும்பி, இல்லறத்தில் நிற்பவர் தவம் செய்தலை மறந்தனர் போலும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Have other men forgotten 'penitence' who strive
    To earn for penitents the things by which they live?
  • Meaning
    It is to provide food etc, for the ascetics who have abandoned (the desire of earthly possessions) that other persons have forgotten (to practise) austerity ?


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