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.

0323. ஒன்றாக நல்லது கொல்லாமை

0323. Ondraaga Nallathu Kollaamai

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    துறவறவியல் (Thuravaraviyal) - Ascetic Virtue
  • அதிகாரம்
    Not Killing
  • குறள்
    ஒன்றாக நல்லது கொல்லாமை மற்றதன்
    பின்சாரப் பொய்யாமை நன்று.
  • விளக்கம்
    ஒப்பில்லாத ஓர் அறமாவது கொல்லாமை. அதற்கு அடுத்தபடியில் சிறந்தது பொய் பேசாதிருத்தல்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Alone, first of goods things, is 'not to slay';
    The second is, no untrue word to say.
  • Meaning
    Not to destroy life is an incomparably (great) good next to it in goodness ranks freedom from falsehood.


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