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.

0265. வேண்டிய வேண்டியாங் கெய்தலால்

0265. Vendiya Vendiyaang Keithalaal

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    துறவறவியல் (Thuravaraviyal) - Ascetic Virtue
  • அதிகாரம்
  • குறள்
    வேண்டிய வேண்டியாங் கெய்தலால் செய்தவம்
    ஈண்டு முயலப் படும்.
  • விளக்கம்
    தவத்தினால் விரும்பியவற்றை விரும்பியபடியே அடைய முடிவதால், செய்யப்படுவதாகிய தவம் அறிவுடையோரால் இப்பிறப்பிலே முயலப்படும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    That what they wish may, as they wish, be won,
    By men on earth are works of painful 'penance' done.
  • Meaning
    Religious dislipline is practised in this world, because it secures the attainment of whatever one may wish to enjoy (in the world to come).


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