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.

0339. உறங்கு வதுபோலுஞ் சாக்காடு

0339. Urangu Vathupolunj Chaakkaadu

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    துறவறவியல் (Thuravaraviyal) - Ascetic Virtue
  • அதிகாரம்
  • குறள்
    உறங்கு வதுபோலுஞ் சாக்காடு உறங்கி
    விழிப்பது போலும் பிறப்பு.
  • விளக்கம்
    சாவு என்பது உறக்கம் வருதல் போன்றது; பிறத்தல் என்பது உறங்கி விழித்தல் போன்றது.
  • Translation
    in English
    Death is sinking into slumbers deep;
    Birth again is waking out of sleep.
  • Meaning
    Death is like sleep; birth is like awaking from it.


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