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.

0672. தூங்குக தூங்கிச் செயற்பால

0672. Thoonguga Thoongich Cheyarpaala

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    அமைச்சியல் (Amaichchiyal) - Ministers of State
  • அதிகாரம்
    வினைசெயல்வகை (Vinaiseyalvagai)
    Modes of Action
  • குறள்
    தூங்குக தூங்கிச் செயற்பால தூங்கற்க
    தூங்காது செய்யும் வினை.
  • விளக்கம்
    காலம் நீட்டித்துச் செய்யவேண்டிய செயல்களை நீட்டித்துச் செய்தல் வேண்டும்; விரைவில் செய்ய வேண்டியவற்றை விரைவில் செய்ய வேண்டும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Slumber when sleepy work's in hand: beware
    Thou slumber not when action calls for sleepless care!
  • Meaning
    Sleep over such (actions) as may be slept over; (but) never over such as may not be slept over.


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