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.

0921. உட்கப் படாஅர் ஒளியிழப்பர்

0921. Utkap Padaaar Oliyizhappar

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    நட்பியல் (Natpiyal) - Alliance
  • அதிகாரம்
    கள்ளுண்ணாமை (Kallunnaamai)
    Not Drinking Palm-Wine
  • குறள்
    உட்கப் படாஅர் ஒளியிழப்பர் எஞ்ஞான்றும்
    கட்காதல் கொண்டொழுகு வார்.
  • விளக்கம்
    கள்ளின் மீது ஆசை கொண்டு நடப்பவர், எப்பொழுதும் அச்சப்பட மாட்டார். அதோடன்றி, முன் பெற்றுள்ள புகழையும் இழப்பார்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Who love the palm's intoxicating juice, each day,
    No rev'rence they command, their glory fades away.
  • Meaning
    Those who always thirst after drink will neither inspire fear (in others) nor retain the light (of their fame).


Post a Comment