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.

0850. உலகத்தார் உண்டென்பது இல்லென்பான்

0850. Ulagaththaar Undenbathu Illenbaan

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    நட்பியல் (Natpiyal) - Alliance
  • அதிகாரம்
    புல்லறிவாண்மை (Pullarivaanmai)
    Petty Conceit
  • குறள்
    உலகத்தார் உண்டென்பது இல்லென்பான் வையத்து
    அலகையா வைக்கப் படும்.
  • விளக்கம்
    உயர்ந்தோர் 'உண்டு' என்று அறிந்து சொன்னவற்றை, 'இல்லை' என்று சொல்பவன், உலகத்தில் ஒரு பேயாகக் கருதப்படுவான்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Who what the world affirms as false proclaim,
    O'er all the earth receive a demon's name.
  • Meaning
    He who denies the existence of what the world believes in will be regarded as a demon on earth.


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