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.

1168. மன்னுயிர் எல்லாம் துயிற்றி

1168. Mannuyir Ellaam Thuyitri

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    இன்பத்துப்பால் (Inbaththuppaal) - Love
  • இயல்
    கற்பியல் (Karpiyal) - The Post-Marital Love
  • அதிகாரம்
    படர்மெலிந் திரங்கல் (Padarmelindh Thirangal)
  • குறள்
    மன்னுயிர் எல்லாம் துயிற்றி அளித்திரா
    என்னல்லது இல்லை துணை.
  • விளக்கம்
    இவ்வுலகிலுள்ள உயிர்களுக்கெல்லாம் அருள் செய்து உறக்கத்தைக் கொடுக்கின்ற இரவுக்கு என்னைத் தவிர வேறு துணையில்லை.
  • Translation
    in English
    All living souls in slumber soft she steeps;
    But me alone kind night for her companing keeps!
  • Meaning
    The night which graciously lulls to sleep all living creatures, has me alone for her companion.


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