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.

0267. சுடச்சுடரும் பொன்போல் ஒளிவிடும்

0267. Chudachchudarum Ponpol Olividum

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    துறவறவியல் (Thuravaraviyal) - Ascetic Virtue
  • அதிகாரம்
  • குறள்
    சுடச்சுடரும் பொன்போல் ஒளிவிடும் துன்பஞ்
    சுடச்சுட நோற்கிற் பவர்க்கு.
  • விளக்கம்
    புடமிடப்படும் பொன் சுடச்சுட ஒளிவிடுதல் போல், தவம் செய்பவர்க்குத் துன்பம் வறுத்த வருத்தப் பாவம் நீங்கி ஞானம் மிகும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    The hotter glows the fining fire, the gold the brighter shines;
    The pain of penitence, like fire, the soul of man refines.
  • Meaning
    Just as gold is purified as heated in the fire, will those shine, who have endured the burning of pain (in frequent austerities).


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