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.

0351. பொருளல்ல வற்றைப் பொருளென்று

0351. Porulalla Vatraip Porulendru

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    துறவறவியல் (Thuravaraviyal) - Ascetic Virtue
  • அதிகாரம்
    மெய்யுணர்தல் (Meiunarthal)
    Knowledge of the True
  • குறள்
    பொருளல்ல வற்றைப் பொருளென்று உணரும்
    மருளானாம் மாணாப் பிறப்பு.
  • விளக்கம்
    உண்மைப் பொருளல்லாதவற்றை உண்மைப் பொருள் என்று அறியும் மயக்கத்தினால் சிறப்பில்லாத பிறப்பு உண்டாகும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Of things devoid of truth as real things men deem;-
    Cause of degraded birth the fond delusive dream!
  • Meaning
    Inglorious births are produced by the confusion (of mind) which considers those things to be real which are not real.


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