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.

0362. வேண்டுங்கால் வேண்டும் பிறவாமை

0362. Vendunkaal Vendum Piravaamai

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    துறவறவியல் (Thuravaraviyal) - Ascetic Virtue
  • அதிகாரம்
    அவா அறுத்தல் (Avaa Aruththal)
    The Extirpation of Desire
  • குறள்
    வேண்டுங்கால் வேண்டும் பிறவாமை மற்றது
    வேண்டாமை வேண்ட வரும்.
  • விளக்கம்
    ஒன்றை விரும்பவேண்டுமானால் பிறவாமையை விரும்ப வேண்டும்; ஒரு பொருளையும் விரும்பாமையை விரும்பப் பிறவாமை உண்டாகும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    If desire you feel, freedom from changing birth require!
    'I' will come, if you desire to 'scape, set free from all desire.
  • Meaning
    If anything be desired, freedom from births should be desired; that (freedom from births) will be attained by desiring to be without desire.


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