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.

0457. மனநலம் மன்னுயிர்க் காக்கம்

0457. Mananalam Mannuyirk Kaakkam

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    அரசியல் (Arasiyal) - Royalty
  • அதிகாரம்
    சிற்றினம் சேராமை (Chitrinam Seraamai)
    Avoiding Mean Associations
  • குறள்
    மனநலம் மன்னுயிர்க் காக்கம் இனநலம்
    எல்லாப் புகழும் தரும்.
  • விளக்கம்
    நிலைபெற்ற உயிர்களுக்கு மனத்தூய்மை செல்வத்தைக் கொடுக்கும்; இனத்தூய்மை அதனோடு எல்லாப் புகழையும் தரும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Goodness of mind to lives of men increaseth gain;
    And good companionship doth all of praise obtain.
  • Meaning
    Goodness of mind will give wealth, and good society will bring with it all praise, to men.


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