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.

0363. வேண்டாமை அன்ன விழுச்செல்வம்

0363. Vendaamai Anna Vizhuchchelvam

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    துறவறவியல் (Thuravaraviyal) - Ascetic Virtue
  • அதிகாரம்
    அவா அறுத்தல் (Avaa Aruththal)
    The Extirpation of Desire
  • குறள்
    வேண்டாமை அன்ன விழுச்செல்வம் ஈண்டில்லை
    ஆண்டும் அஃதொப்பது இல்.
  • விளக்கம்
    ஒரு பொருளையும் விரும்பாமையைப் போன்ற மேலான செல்வம் இவ்வுலகத்தில் இல்லை; வேறு எந்த உலகத்திலும் அது போன்றது இல்லை.
  • Translation
    in English
    No glorious wealth is here like freedom from desire;
    To bliss like this not even there can soul aspire.
  • Meaning
    There is in this world no excellence equal to freedom from desire; and even in that world, there is nothing like it.


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