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.

0926. துஞ்சினார் செத்தாரின் வேறல்லர்

0926. Thunchinaar Seththaarin Verallar

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    நட்பியல் (Natpiyal) - Alliance
  • அதிகாரம்
    கள்ளுண்ணாமை (Kallunnaamai)
    Not Drinking Palm-Wine
  • குறள்
    துஞ்சினார் செத்தாரின் வேறல்லர் எஞ்ஞான்றும்
    நஞ்சுண்பார் கள்ளுண் பவர்.
  • விளக்கம்
    உறங்குகின்றவர் செத்தவரை விட வேறுபட்டவர் அல்லர். அங்ஙனமே கள்ளுண்பவர் அறிவு மயங்கியிருத்தலால் நஞ்சுண்பவரேயாவர்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Sleepers are as the dead, no otherwise they seem;
    Who drink intoxicating draughts, they poison quaff, we deem.
  • Meaning
    They that sleep resemble the deed; (likewise) they that drink are no other than poison-eaters.


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