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.

0340. புக்கில் அமைந்தின்று கொல்லோ

0340. Pukkil Amaindhindru Kollo

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    துறவறவியல் (Thuravaraviyal) - Ascetic Virtue
  • அதிகாரம்
  • குறள்
    புக்கில் அமைந்தின்று கொல்லோ உடம்பினுள்
    துச்சில் இருந்த உயிர்க்கு.
  • விளக்கம்
    உடம்பினுள்ளே குடியிருந்து வருகின்ற உயிருக்குப் புகுந்து புகுந்து செல்கின்ற உடம்பு நிலைபெறாது.
  • Translation
    in English
    The soul in fragile shed as lodger courts repose:-
    Is it because no home's conclusive rest it knows?
  • Meaning
    It seems as if the soul, which takes a temporary shelter in a body, had not attained a home.


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