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.

0302. செல்லா இடத்துச் சினந்தீது

0302. Sellaa Idaththuch Chinantheethu

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    துறவறவியல் (Thuravaraviyal) - Ascetic Virtue
  • அதிகாரம்
    The Not Being Angry
  • குறள்
    செல்லா இடத்துச் சினந்தீது செல்லிடத்தும்
    இல்அதனின் தீய பிற.
  • விளக்கம்
    சினம் தன்னைவிட வலியவர் மீது சென்றால், அது தனக்கே தீமை ஆகும்; தன்னைவிட மெலியவர் மீது சென்றால் அச்சினத்தைவிடத் தீமை உடையது வேறு இல்லை.
  • Translation
    in English
    Where power is none to wreak thy wrath, wrath importent is ill;
    Where thou hast power thy will to work, 'tis greater, evil still.
  • Meaning
    Anger is bad, even when it cannot injure; when it can injure; there is no greater evil.


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