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.

0273. வலியில் நிலைமையான் வல்லுருவம்

0273. Valiyil Nilaimaiyaan Valluruvam

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    துறவறவியல் (Thuravaraviyal) - Ascetic Virtue
  • அதிகாரம்
    கூடா ஒழுக்கம்(Koodaa Ozhukkam)
    Inconsistent Conduct
  • குறள்
    வலியில் நிலைமையான் வல்லுருவம் பெற்றம்
    புலியின்தோல் போர்த்துமேய்ந் தற்று.
  • விளக்கம்
    மனத்தை அடக்கும் வலிமை இல்லாதவன் தவவேடம் பூணுதல், பசு புலித்தோல் போர்த்துக் கொண்டு பயிரை மேய்தல் போன்றதாகும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    As if a steer should graze wrapped round with tiger's skin,
    Is show of virtuous might when weakness lurks within.
  • Meaning
    The assumed appearance of power, by a man who has no power (to restrain his senses and perform austerity), is like a cow feeding on grass covered with a tiger's skin.


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