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.

0413. செவியுணவிற் கேள்வி யுடையார்

0413. Seviyunavir Kelvi Yudaiyaar

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    அரசியல் (Arasiyal) - Royalty
  • அதிகாரம்
    கேள்வி (Kelvi)
  • குறள்
    செவியுணவிற் கேள்வி யுடையார் அவியுணவின்
    ஆன்றாரோ டொப்பர் நிலத்து.
  • விளக்கம்
    செவியுணவாகிய கேள்வியினை உடையவர் இந்நிலத்தில் வாழ்பவராயினும், அவியாகிய உணவையுடைய தேவரோடு ஒப்பர். (அவி - வேள்வித் தீயிலிடும் உணவு).
  • Translation
    in English
    Who feed their ear with learned teachings rare,
    Are like the happy gods oblations rich who share.
  • Meaning
    Those who in this world enjoy instruction which is the food of the ear, are equal to the Gods, who enjoy the food of the sacrifices.


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