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.

0523. அளவளா வில்லாதான் வாழ்க்கை

0523. Alavalaa Villaathaan Vaazhkkai

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    அரசியல் (Arasiyal) - Royalty
  • அதிகாரம்
    சுற்றந் தழால் (Sutrand Thazhaal)
    Cherishing One's Kindred
  • குறள்
    அளவளா வில்லாதான் வாழ்க்கை குளவளாக்
    கோடின்றி நீர்நிறைந் தற்று.
  • விளக்கம்
    சுற்றத்தாரோடு மனங்கலந்து வாழாதவனுடைய வாழ்க்கை, ஒரு குளமானது கரையில்லாமலே நீர் நிறைந்தது போன்றதாகும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    His joy of life who mingles not with kinsmen gathered round,
    Is lake where streams pour in, with no encircling bound.
  • Meaning
    The wealth of one who does not mingle freely with his relatives, will be like the filling of water in a spacious tank that has no banks.


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