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.

0331. நில்லாத வற்றை நிலையின

0331. Nillaatha Vatrai Nilaiyina

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    துறவறவியல் (Thuravaraviyal) - Ascetic Virtue
  • அதிகாரம்
  • குறள்
    நில்லாத வற்றை நிலையின என்றுணரும்
    புல்லறி வாண்மை கடை.
  • விளக்கம்
    நிலையிலாதவற்றை நிலைத்தன்மையுடையன என்று நினைக்கின்ற அற்ப அறிவு கீழ்ப்பட்ட தன்மையுடையதாகும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Lowest and meanest lore, that bids men trust secure,
    In things that pass away, as things that shall endure!
  • Meaning
    That ignorance which considers those things to be stable which are not so, is dishonourable (to the wise).


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