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.

0435. வருமுன்னர்க் காவாதான் வாழ்க்கை

0435. Varumunnark Kaavaathaan Vaazhkkai

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    அரசியல் (Arasiyal) - Royalty
  • அதிகாரம்
    குற்றங்கடிதல் (Kutrankadithal)
    The Correction of Faults
  • குறள்
    வருமுன்னர்க் காவாதான் வாழ்க்கை எரிமுன்னர்
    வைத்தூறு போலக் கெடும்.
  • விளக்கம்
    குற்றம் வருவதற்கு முன்னே, அதுவராமல் காத்துக் கொள்ளாத மன்னனது வாழ்க்கை, குற்றம் வந்தால், நெருப்பின் முன் நின்ற வைக்கோல் குவியல் போல அழிந்துவிடும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    His joy who guards not 'gainst the coming evil day,
    Like straw before the fire shall swift consume away.
  • Meaning
    The prosperity of him who does not timely guard against faults, will perish like straw before fire.


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