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.

0269. கூற்றம் குதித்தலும் கைகூடும்

0269. Kootram Kuthiththalum Kaikoodum

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    துறவறவியல் (Thuravaraviyal) - Ascetic Virtue
  • அதிகாரம்
  • குறள்
    கூற்றம் குதித்தலும் கைகூடும் நோற்றலின்
    ஆற்றல் தலைப்பட் டவர்க்குல்.
  • விளக்கம்
    தவம் செய்தலால் வரும் வலிமையில் மேம்பட்டவர்க்கு மரணத்தைத் தவிர்த்திருத்தலும் முடிவதாகும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    E'en over death the victory he may gain,
    If power by penance won his soul obtain.
  • Meaning
    Those who have attained the power which religious discipline confers, will be able also to pass the limit of Yama, (the God of death).


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