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.

0982. குணநலம் சான்றோர் நலனே

0982. Kunanalam Saandror Nalane

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    குடியியல் (Kudiyiyal) - Miscellaneous
  • அதிகாரம்
    சான்றாண்மை (Saandraanmai)
  • குறள்
    குணநலம் சான்றோர் நலனே பிறநலம்
    எந்நலத்து உள்ளதூஉம் அன்று.
  • விளக்கம்
    சான்றோரது சிறப்பாவது குணங்களாலாகிய நலமே, அவையல்லாத உருப்புகளாலாகிய நலம் எவ்வகை அழகிலும் சேர்ந்ததன்று.
  • Translation
    in English
    The good of inward excellence they claim,
    The perfect men; all other good is only good in name.
  • Meaning
    The only delight of the perfect is that of their goodness; all other (sensual) delights are not to be included among any (true) delights.


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