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.

0977. இறப்பே புரிந்த தொழிற்றாம்

0977. Irappe Purindha Thozhitraam

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    குடியியல் (Kudiyiyal) - Miscellaneous
  • அதிகாரம்
    பெருமை (Perumai)
  • குறள்
    இறப்பே புரிந்த தொழிற்றாம் சிறப்புந்தான்
    சீரல் லவர்கண் படின்.
  • விளக்கம்
    செல்வம் முதலிய சிறப்பு சிறியவர்களிடம் உண்டாகுமானால், அவர்கள் வரம்பு கடந்த செயல்களைச் செய்பவராவர்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Whene'er distinction lights on some unworthy head,
    Then deeds of haughty insolence are bred.
  • Meaning
    Even nobility of birth, wealth and learning, if in (the possession of) the base, will (only) produce everincreasing pride.


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