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.

TAG CLOUD (in Alphabetical Order)

Absence of Terrorism Acting After Due Consideration Agriculture Assertion of the Strength of Virtue Avoiding Mean Associations Baseness Beauty's Dart Being Led by Women Benignity Cherishing Guests Cherishing One's Kindred Complainings Conduct in the Presence of the King Courtesy Declaration of Love's Special Excellence Desire for Reunion Destiny Detectives Domestic Life Dread of Devil Deeds Energy Enmity Within Evil Friendship Exploration with Oneself Eyes Consumed with Grief Familiarity Feigned Anger Folly Friendship Gaming (Gambling) Giving Greatness Hearing Helpless in Trouble Honour Hostility IgnoranceImpartiality Inconsistent Conduct Instability Investigation in Forming Friendship Knowing the Fitting Time Knowing the Place Knowing the Quality of Hate Knowledge of the True Lamentations at Eventide Learning Manly Effort Medicine Mendicancy Military Spirit Modes of Action Mutual Desire Nobility Not Backbiting Not Coveting Not Coveting Another's Wife Not Doing Evil Not Drinking Palm-Wine Not Envying Not Killing Not Offending the Great Not to Dread the Council Penance Perfectness Petty Conceit Pouting Poverty Power in Action Power in Speech Purity in Action Recognition of the Signs (of Mutual Love) Rejoicing in the Embrace Renown Renunciation Reserve Overcome Sad Memories Seeking the Aid of Great Men Selection and Confidence Selection and Employment Separation Unendurable Shame Soliloquy The Abandonment of Reserve The Absence of Fraud The Announcement of the Rumour The Correction of Faults The Cruel Sceptre The Dread of Mendicancy The Envoy The Excellence of an Army The Excellence of Rain The Extirpation of Desire The Fortification The Goodness of the help to Domestic Life The Greatness of a King The Greatness of Ascetics The Knowledge of Benefits Conferred: Gratitude The Knowledge of Indications The Knowledge of Power The Knowledge of the Council Chamber The Knowledge of What is Benefitting a Man's Position The Land The Might of Hatred The Not Being Angry The Not Speaking Profitless Words The obtaining of Sons The Office of Minister of State The Pallid Hue The Pleasure of Temporary Variance The Possession of Benevolence The Possession of Decorum The Possession of King The Possession of Love The Possession of Patience: Forbearance The Possession of Self-Restraint The Praise of God The Praise of her Beauty The Reading of the Signs The Renunciation of Flesh The Right Sceptre The Solitary Anguish The Utterance of Pleasant Words The Visions of the Night The Way of Maintaining the Family Unforgetfulness Unreal Friendship Unsluggishness Veracity Wanton Women Wasting Away Way of Accumulating Wealth Wealth Without Benefaction


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