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.

0324. நல்லாறு எனப்படுவது யாதெனின்

0324. Nallaaru Enappaduvathu Yaathenin

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    துறவறவியல் (Thuravaraviyal) - Ascetic Virtue
  • அதிகாரம்
    Not Killing
  • குறள்
    நல்லாறு எனப்படுவது யாதெனின் யாதொன்றும்
    கொல்லாமை சூழும் நெறி.
  • விளக்கம்
    நல்லொழுக்கநெறி என்று சொல்லப்படுவது எந்த ஓர் உயிரையும் கொல்லாமையாகிய அறத்தினை நினைக்கும் நேறியேயாகும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    You ask, What is the good and perfect way?
    'Tis path of him who studies nought to slay.
  • Meaning
    Good path is that which considers how it may avoid killing any creature.


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