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.

0970. இளிவரின் வாழாத மானம்

0970. Ilivarin Vaazhaatha Maanam

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    குடியியல் (Kudiyiyal) - Miscellaneous
  • அதிகாரம்
    மானம் (Maanam)
  • குறள்
    இளிவரின் வாழாத மானம் உடையார்
    ஒளிதொழுது ஏத்தும் உலகு.
  • விளக்கம்
    மானக்கேடு வந்தால் உயிர்வாழ முடியாத மானமுடையவரது புகழ் வடிவை உலகத்தவர் வணங்கித் துதிப்பர்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Who, when dishonour comes, refuse to live, their honoured memory
    Will live in worship and applause of all the world for aye!
  • Meaning
    The world will (always) praise and adore the fame of the honourable who would rather die than suffer indignity.


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