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.

1282. தினைத்துணையும் ஊடாமை வேண்டும்

1282. Thinaiththunaiyum Oodaamai Vendum

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    இன்பத்துப்பால் (Inbaththuppaal) - Love
  • இயல்
    கற்பியல் (Karpiyal) - The Post-Marital Love
  • அதிகாரம்
    புணர்ச்சி விதும்பல் (Punarchchi Vithumbal)
    Desire for Reunion
  • குறள்
    தினைத்துணையும் ஊடாமை வேண்டும் பனைத்துணையும்
    காமம் நிறைய வரின்.
  • விளக்கம்
    காதல் பனைமரத்தின் அளவுக்கு அதிகமாகத் தோன்றினாலும், தினையளவு போன்ற சிறிதளவும் ஊடல் கொள்ளாமல் இருப்பது விரும்பத்தக்கது.
  • Translation
    in English
    When as palmyra tall, fulness of perfect love we gain,
    Distrust can find no place small as the millet grain.
  • Meaning
    If women have a lust that exceeds even the measure of the palmyra fruit, they will not desire (to feign) dislike even as much as the millet.


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