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.

0366. அஞ்சுவ தோரும் அறனே

0366. Anjuva Thorum Arane

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    துறவறவியல் (Thuravaraviyal) - Ascetic Virtue
  • அதிகாரம்
    அவா அறுத்தல் (Avaa Aruththal)
    The Extirpation of Desire
  • குறள்
    அஞ்சுவ தோரும் அறனே ஒருவனை
    வஞ்சிப்ப தோரும் அவா.
  • விளக்கம்
    ஒருவன் அவாவிற்கு அஞ்சி வாழ்வதே அறமாகும். ஏனென்றால் ஒருவனைச் சோர்வு கண்டு வஞ்சிப்பது அந்த அவாவே ஆகும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Desire each soul beguiles;
    True virtue dreads its wiles.
  • Meaning
    It is the chief duty of (an ascetic) to watch against desire with (jealous) fear; for it has power to deceive (and destroy) him.


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