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.

0455. மனந்தூய்மை செய்வினை தூய்மை

0455. Mananthooimai Seivinai Thooimai

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    அரசியல் (Arasiyal) - Royalty
  • அதிகாரம்
    சிற்றினம் சேராமை (Chitrinam Seraamai)
    Avoiding Mean Associations
  • குறள்
    மனந்தூய்மை செய்வினை தூய்மை இரண்டும்
    இனந்தூய்மை தூவா வரும்.
  • விளக்கம்
    ஒருவனுக்கு மனத்தின் தூய்மையும், செயலின் தூய்மையுமாகிய இவ்விரண்டும், அவன் சேர்ந்துள்ள இனத்தின் தூய்மை காரணமாக வருவனவாகும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Both purity of mind, and purity of action clear,
    Leaning no staff of pure companionship, to man draw near.
  • Meaning
    Chaste company is the staff on which come, these two things, viz, purity of mind and purity of conduct.


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