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.

0328. நன்றாகும் ஆக்கம் பெரிதெனினும்

0328. Nandraagum Aakkam Peritheninum

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    துறவறவியல் (Thuravaraviyal) - Ascetic Virtue
  • அதிகாரம்
    Not Killing
  • குறள்
    நன்றாகும் ஆக்கம் பெரிதெனினும் சான்றோர்க்குக்
    கொன்றாகும் ஆக்கங் கடை.
  • விளக்கம்
    கொலை செய்வதால் செல்வம் உண்டாகக் கூடியதாக இருந்தாலும், அது கொலையினால் வருதலால் அறிவுடையோர்க்கு அது இழிவுடையதாகவே காணப்படும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Though great the gain of good should seem, the wise
    Will any gain by staughter won despise.
  • Meaning
    The advantage which might flow from destroying life in sacrifice, is dishonourable to the wise (who renounced the world), even although it should be said to be productive of great good.


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