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.

0315. அறிவினான் ஆகுவ துண்டோ

0315. Arivinaan Aaguva Thundo

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    துறவறவியல் (Thuravaraviyal) - Ascetic Virtue
  • அதிகாரம்
    இன்னா செய்யாமை(Innaa Seiyaamai)
    Not Doing Evil
  • குறள்
    அறிவினான் ஆகுவ துண்டோ பிறிதின்நோய்
    தந்நோய்போல் போற்றாக் கடை.
  • விளக்கம்
    பிற உயிருக்கு வரும் துன்பத்தைத் தமக்கு வந்த துன்பமாகக் கருதி அதனைக் காப்பாற்றாதவிடத்து அறிவினால் பயன் உள்ளதோ?
  • Translation
    in English
    From wisdom's vaunted lore what doth the learner gain,
    If as his own he guard not others' souls from pain?
  • Meaning
    What benefit has he derived from his knowledge, who does not endeavour to keep off pain from another as much as from himself ?


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