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.

0990. சான்றவர் சான்றாண்மை குன்றின்

0990. Saandravar Saandraanmai Kundrin

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    குடியியல் (Kudiyiyal) - Miscellaneous
  • அதிகாரம்
    சான்றாண்மை (Saandraanmai)
  • குறள்
    சான்றவர் சான்றாண்மை குன்றின் இருநிலந்தான்
    தாங்காது மன்னோ பொறை.
  • விளக்கம்
    குணநிறைவுடையவர் தங்கள் தன்மையில் குறைவு படுவாராயின், இப்பெரிய பூமியும் தன் பாரத்தைப் பொறுக்க மாட்டாது.
  • Translation
    in English
    The mighty earth its burthen to sustain must cease,
    If perfect virtue of the perfect men decrease.
  • Meaning
    If there is a defect in the character of the perfect, (even) the great world cannot bear (its) burden.


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