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.

0333. அற்கா இயல்பிற்றுச் செல்வம்

0333. Arkaa Iyalbitruch Chelvam

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    துறவறவியல் (Thuravaraviyal) - Ascetic Virtue
  • அதிகாரம்
  • குறள்
    அற்கா இயல்பிற்றுச் செல்வம் அதுபெற்றால்
    அற்குப ஆங்கே செயல்.
  • விளக்கம்
    செல்வம் நிலையில்லாத இயல்பினையுடையது. ஆகையால் அச்செல்வத்தைப் பெற்றால் நிலையான அறங்களை அப்பொழுதே செய்தல் வேண்டும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Unenduring is all wealth; if you wealth enjoy,
    Enduring works in working wealth straightway employ.
  • Meaning
    Wealth is perishable; let those who obtain it immediately practise those (virtues) which are imperishable.


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