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.

1138. நிறையரியர் மன்அளியர் என்னாது

1138. Niraiyariyar Manaliyar Ennaathu

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    இன்பத்துப்பால் (Inbaththuppaal) - Love
  • இயல்
    களவியல் (Kalaviyal) - The Pre-Marital Love
  • அதிகாரம்
    நாணுத் துறவுரைத்தல் (Naanuth Thuravuraiththal)
    The Abandonment of Reserve
  • குறள்
    நிறையரியர் மன்அளியர் என்னாது காமம்
    மறையிறந்து மன்று படும்.
  • விளக்கம்
    இவர் நிறையில் மிகுந்தவர்; மிகவும் இரங்கத் தக்கவர் என்று கருதாது, காமநோய் மறைத்தாலும் மறையாமல் வெளிப்படும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    In virtue hard to move, yet very tender, too, are we;
    Love deems not so, would rend the veil, and court publicity!
  • Meaning
    Even the Lust (of women) transgresses its secrecy and appears in public, forgetting that they are too chaste and liberal (to be overcome by it).


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