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.

0942. மருந்தென வேண்டாவாம் யாக்கைக்கு

0942. Marundhena Vendaavaam Yaakkaikku

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    நட்பியல் (Natpiyal) - Alliance
  • அதிகாரம்
    மருந்து (Marundhu)
  • குறள்
    மருந்தென வேண்டாவாம் யாக்கைக்கு அருந்தியது
    அற்றது போற்றி உணின்.
  • விளக்கம்
    ஒருவன் முன்வேளை உண்ணப்பட்டது சீரனித்த அளவை அறிந்து, பின் உண்பானாயின், அவனது உடம்புக்கு மருந்து என ஒன்று வேண்டியதில்லை.
  • Translation
    in English
    No need of medicine to heal your body's pain,
    If, what you ate before digested well, you eat again.
  • Meaning
    No medicine is necessary for him who eats after assuring (himself) that what he has (already) eaten has been digested.


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