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.

0350. பற்றுக பற்றற்றான் பற்றினை

0350. Patruga Patratraan Patrinai

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    துறவறவியல் (Thuravaraviyal) - Ascetic Virtue
  • அதிகாரம்
    துறவு (Thuravu)
  • குறள்
    பற்றுக பற்றற்றான் பற்றினை அப்பற்றைப்
    பற்றுக பற்று விடற்கு.
  • விளக்கம்
    பற்றற்ற கடவுளின் பக்தியை மனத்திற் கொள்ளுதல் வேண்டும். ஆசாபாசங்களை விடுவதற்குப் பற்றப் படுவதாகிய கடவுளைப் பக்தி செய்தல் வேண்டும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Cling thou to that which He, to Whom nought clings, hath bid thee cling,
    Cling to that bond, to get thee free from every clinging thing.
  • Meaning
    Desire the desire of Him who is without desire; in order to renounce desire, desire that desire.


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