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.

1241. நினைத்தொன்று சொல்லாயோ நெஞ்சே

1241. Ninaiththondru Sollaayo Nenje

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    இன்பத்துப்பால் (Inbaththuppaal) - Love
  • இயல்
    கற்பியல் (Karpiyal) - The Post-Marital Love
  • அதிகாரம்
    நெஞ்சோடு கிளத்தல் (Nenchodu Kilaththal)
  • குறள்
    நினைத்தொன்று சொல்லாயோ நெஞ்சே எனைத்தொன்றும்
    எவ்வநோய் தீர்க்கும் மருந்து.
  • விளக்கம்
    மனமே! என்னுடைய தீராத நோயைத் தீர்க்கும் மருந்து ஒன்றை, எத்தகைய தொன்றாயினும் அறிந்து சொல்லமாட்டாயோ?
  • Translation
    in English
    My heart, canst thou not thinking of some med'cine tell,
    Not any one, to drive away this grief incurable?
  • Meaning
    O my soul, will you not think and tell me some medicine be it what it may, that can cure this incurable malady?


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