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.

1021. கருமம் செயஒருவன் கைதூவேன்

1021. Karumam Seyaoruvan Kaithooven

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    குடியியல் (Kudiyiyal) - Miscellaneous
  • அதிகாரம்
    குடிசெயல் வகை (KudiSeyal Vagai)
    The Way of Maintaining the Family
  • குறள்
    கருமம் செயஒருவன் கைதூவேன் என்னும்
    பெருமையின் பீடுடையது இல்.
  • விளக்கம்
    ஒருவன், 'என் குடியை உயர்த்தும் தொழிலைச் செய்யப் பின் வாங்க மாட்டேன்' என்னும் பெருமையைவிட மேலானது வேறு இல்லை.
  • Translation
    in English
    Who says 'I'll do my work, nor slack my hand',
    His greatness, clothed with dignity supreme, shall stand.
  • Meaning
    There is no higher greatness than that of one saying. I will not cease in my effort (to raise my family).


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