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.

0892. பெரியாரைப் பேணாது ஒழுகிற்

0892. Periyaaraip Penaathu Ozhugir

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    நட்பியல் (Natpiyal) - Alliance
  • அதிகாரம்
    பெரியாரைப் பிழையாமை (Periyaaraip Pilaiyaamai)
    Not Offending the Great
  • குறள்
    பெரியாரைப் பேணாது ஒழுகிற் பெரியாரால்
    பேரா இடும்பை தரும்.
  • விளக்கம்
    ஆற்றல் மிக்க பெரியாரை மதியாமல் நடந்தால், அப்பெரியவரால் நீங்காத துன்பம் உண்டாகும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    If men will lead their lives reckless of great men's will,
    Such life, through great men's powers, will bring perpetual ill.
  • Meaning
    To behave without respect for the great (rulers) will make them do (us) irremediable evils.


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