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.

0272. வானுயர் தோற்றம் எவன்செய்யும்

0272. Vaanuyar Thotram Evanseiyum

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    துறவறவியல் (Thuravaraviyal) - Ascetic Virtue
  • அதிகாரம்
    கூடா ஒழுக்கம்(Koodaa Ozhukkam)
    Inconsistent Conduct
  • குறள்
    வானுயர் தோற்றம் எவன்செய்யும் தன்னெஞ்சம்
    தான்அறி குற்றப் படின்.
  • விளக்கம்
    குற்றமென அறிந்தும் அதனைத் தன் மனமறியச் செய்வானானால், வானம்போல் உயர்ந்த தவவேடம் என்ன பயனைச் செய்யும்?
  • Translation
    in English
    What gain, though virtue's semblance high as heaven his fame exalt,
    If heart dies down through sense of self-detected fault?
  • Meaning
    What avails an appearance (of sanctity) high as heaven, if his mind suffers (the indulgence) of conscious sin.


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