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.

0285. அருள்கருதி அன்புடைய ராதல்

0285. Arulkaruthi Anbudaiya Raathal

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    துறவறவியல் (Thuravaraviyal) - Ascetic Virtue
  • அதிகாரம்
    The Absence of Fraud
  • குறள்
    அருள்கருதி அன்புடைய ராதல் பொருள்கருதிப்
    பொச்சாப்புப் பார்ப்பார்கண் இல்.
  • விளக்கம்
    பிறர் பொருளைக் கவர நினைத்து, அவர் தளர்ந்திருக்கும் நிலையைப் பார்த்திருப்பவரிடத்தில், அருளின் சிறப்பைக் கருதி, அன்புடையவராக நடத்தல் உண்டாகாது.
  • Translation
    in English
    'Grace' is not in their thoughts, nor know they kind affection's power,
    Who neighbour's goods desire, and watch for his unguarded hour.
  • Meaning
    The study of kindness and the exercise of benevolence is not with those who watch for another's forgetfulness, though desire of his property.


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