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.

1031. சுழன்றும்ஏர்ப் பின்னது உலகம்

1031. Suzhandrumyerp Pinnathu Ulagam

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    குடியியல் (Kudiyiyal) - Miscellaneous
  • அதிகாரம்
    உழவு (Uzhavu)
  • குறள்
    சுழன்றும்ஏர்ப் பின்னது உலகம் அதனால்
    உழந்தும் உழவே தலை.
  • விளக்கம்
    உலகத்தவர் பிற தொழில்களைச் செய்து திரிந்தாலும், முடிவில் உணவின் பொருட்டு உழவரையே எதிர் பார்ப்பர்; ஆகையால், வருத்தம் அடைந்தாலும் உழவே தலையாய தொழில்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Howe'er they roam, the world must follow still the plougher's team;
    Though toilsome, culture of the ground as noblest toil esteem.
  • Meaning
    Agriculture, though laborious, is the most excellent (form of labour); for people, though they go about (in search of various employments), have at last to resort to the farmer.


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