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.

0338. குடம்பை தனித்துஒழியப் புள்பறந்

0338. Kudambai Thaniththuozhiyap Pulparandh

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    துறவறவியல் (Thuravaraviyal) - Ascetic Virtue
  • அதிகாரம்
  • குறள்
    குடம்பை தனித்துஒழியப் புள்பறந் தற்றே
    உடம்பொடு உயிரிடை நட்பு.
  • விளக்கம்
    உடம்புக்கும் உயிருக்கும் உள்ள உறவு, தான் வாழ்ந்த கூடு தனித்துக் கிடக்க அதைவிட்டு வேறிடத்துக்குப் பறவை பறந்து போனாற் போன்றது.
  • Translation
    in English
    Birds fly away, and leave the nest deserted bare;
    Such is the short-lived friendship soul and body share.
  • Meaning
    The love of the soul to the body is like (the love of) a bird to its egg which it flies away from and leaves empty.


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