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.

0311. சிறப்பீனும் செல்வம் பெறினும்

0311. Sirappeenum Selvam Perinum

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    துறவறவியல் (Thuravaraviyal) - Ascetic Virtue
  • அதிகாரம்
    இன்னா செய்யாமை(Innaa Seiyaamai)
    Not Doing Evil
  • குறள்
    சிறப்பீனும் செல்வம் பெறினும் பிறர்க்குஇன்னா
    செய்யாமை மாசற்றார் கோள்.
  • விளக்கம்
    சிறப்பைத் தரும்படியான செல்வத்தைப் பிறர்க்குத் துன்பம் செய்து பெறலாமாயினும், அதனைச் செய்யாமையே மனத்தூய்மை உடையவரின் கொள்கையாகும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Though ill to neighbour wrought should glorious pride of wealth secure,
    No ill to do is fixed decree of men in spirit pure.
  • Meaning
    It is the determination of the spotless not to cause sorrow to others, although they could (by so causing) obtain the wealth which confers greatness.


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