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.

0996. பண்புடையார்ப் பட்டுண்டு உலகம்

0996. Panbudaiyaarp Pattundu Ulagam

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    குடியியல் (Kudiyiyal) - Miscellaneous
  • அதிகாரம்
    பண்புடைமை (Panbudaimai)
  • குறள்
    பண்புடையார்ப் பட்டுண்டு உலகம் அதுஇன்றேல்
    மண்புக்கு மாய்வது மன்.
  • விளக்கம்
    நல்ல பண்பு உடையவர்களின் ஒழுக்கத்தால் உலகம் நடைபெறுகின்றது; அவர்கள் இல்லையென்றால் உலக ஒழுக்கம் மண்ணில் புதைந்து மறைந்துவிடும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    The world abides; for 'worthy' men its weight sustain.
    Were it not so, 'twould fall to dust again.
  • Meaning
    The (way of the) world subsists by contact with the good; if not, it would bury itself in the earth and perish.


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