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.

1302. உப்பமைந் தற்றால் புலவி

1302. Uppamaindh Thatraal Pulavi

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    இன்பத்துப்பால் (Inbaththuppaal) - Love
  • இயல்
    கற்பியல் (Karpiyal) - The Post-Marital Love
  • அதிகாரம்
    புலவி (Pulavi)
  • குறள்
    உப்பமைந் தற்றால் புலவி அதுசிறிது
    மிக்கற்றால் நீள விடல்.
  • விளக்கம்
    பிணக்கம், உணவுக்குச் சுவைதரும் உப்புப் போன்றது; அதனை அளவுக்குமேல் அதிகரித்தல், உணவில் உப்புச் சிறிது மிகுந்தது போலாகும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    A cool reserve is like the salt that seasons well the mess,
    Too long maintained, 'tis like the salt's excess.
  • Meaning
    A little dislike is like salt in proportion; to prolong it a little is like salt a little too much.


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