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.

0596. உள்ளுவ தெல்லாம் உயர்வுள்ளல்

0596. Ulluva Thellaam Uyarvullal

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    அரசியல் (Arasiyal) - Royalty
  • அதிகாரம்
    ஊக்கம் உடைமை (Ookkam Udaimai)
  • குறள்
    உள்ளுவ தெல்லாம் உயர்வுள்ளல் மற்றது
    தள்ளினுந் தள்ளாமை நீர்த்து.
  • விளக்கம்
    உயர்வானவற்றையே எப்பொழுதும் நினைத்து முயலுதல் வேண்டும்; அவை தவறிப் போனாலும் அந்த எண்ணத்தைக் கைவிடக் கூடாது.
  • Translation
    in English
    Whate'er you ponder, let your aim be loftly still,
    Fate cannot hinder always, thwart you as it will.
  • Meaning
    In all that a king thinks of, let him think of his greatness; and if it should be thrust from him (by fate), it will have the nature of not being thrust from him.


Prasannakumar Pattakkaarar said...

there is a spelling mistake in tamil explaination where the ennnam should have three circled nna. Instead it has only two circled na.

agaram said...

Hi, thanks for pointing out the spelling error that occured in the tamil explanation. I have corrected it to three circle na (எண்ணம்). Please do comment if you find any more errors and i am grateful for that. Thanks once again for your efforts.

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