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'Sacred' Kurral of Tiruvalluva-Nayanar

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Download Chapter-2 - The excellence of rain - Kurals 11 to 20 audio
Download Chapter-3 - The greatness of ascetics - Kurals 21 to 30 audio
Download Chapter-4 - Assertion of the strength of virtue - Kurals 31 to 40 audio
Download Chapter-5 - Domestic life - Kurals 41 to 50 audio
Download Chapter-6 - The goodness of the help to domestic life - Kurals 51 to 60 audio
Download Chapter-7 - The obtaining of sons - Kurals 61 to 70 audio
Download Chapter-8 - The possession of love - Kurals 71 to 80 audio
Download Chapter-9 - Cherishing guests - Kurals 81 to 90 audio
Download Chapter-10 -The utterance of pleasant words - Kurals 91 to 100 audio
Download Chapter-11 -The knowledge of benefits conferred-gratitude - Kurals 101 to 110 audio
Download Chapter-12 -Impartiality - Kurals 111 to 120 audio
Download Chapter-13 -The possession of self-restraint - Kurals 121 to 130 audio
Download Chapter-14 -The possession of decorum - Kurals 131 to 140 audio
Download Chapter-15 -Not coveting another's wife - Kurals 141 to 150 audio
Download Chapter-16 -The possession of patience - forbearance - Kurals 151 to 160 audio
Download Chapter-17 -Not envying - Kurals 161 to 170 audio
Download Chapter-18 -Not coveting - Kurals 171 to 180 audio
Download Chapter-19 -Not backbiting - Kurals 181 to 190 audio
Download Chapter-20 -The not speaking profitless words - Kurals 191 to 200 audio
Download Chapter-21 -Dread of evil deeds - Kurals 201 to 210 audio
Download Chapter-22 -The knowledge of what is befitting a man's position - Kurals 211 to 220 audio
Download Chapter-23 -Giving - Kurals 221 to 230 audio
Download Chapter-24 -Renown - Kurals 231 to 240 audio
Download Chapter-25 -The possession of benevolence - Kurals 241 to 250 audio
Download Chapter-26 -The renunciation of flesh - Kurals 251 to 260 audio
Download Chapter-27 -Penance - Kurals 261 to 270 audio
Download Chapter-28 -Inconsistent conduct - Kurals 271 to 280 audio
Download Chapter-29 -The absence of fraud - Kurals 281 to 290 audio
Download Chapter-30 -Veracity - Kurals 291 to 300 audio
Download Chapter-31 -The not being angry - Kurals 301 to 310 audio
Download Chapter-32 -Not doing evil - Kurals 311 to 320 audio
Download Chapter-33 -Not killing - Kurals 321 to 330 audio
Download Chapter-34 -Instability - Kurals 331 to 340 audio
Download Chapter-35 -Renunciation. - Kurals 341 to 350 audio
Download Chapter-36 -Knowledge of the true. - Kurals 351 to 360 audio
Download Chapter-37 -The extirpation of desire - Kurals 361 to 370 audio
Download Chapter-38 -Fate - Kurals 371 to 380 audio
Download Chapter-39 -The greatness of a king - Kurals 381 to 390 audio
Download Chapter-40 -Learning - Kurals 391 to 400 audio
Download Chapter-41 -Ignorance - Kurals 401 to 410 audio
Download Chapter-42 -Hearing. - Kurals 411 to 420 audio
Download Chapter-43 -The possession of knowledge - Kurals 421 to 430 audio
Download Chapter-44 -The correction of faults. - Kurals 421 to 430 audio
Download Chapter-45 -Seeking the aid of great men - Kurals 441 to 450 audio
Download Chapter-46 -Avoiding mean associations - Kurals 451 to 460 audio
Download Chapter-47 -Acting after due consideration - Kurals 461 to 470 audio
Download Chapter-48 -The knowledge of power - Kurals 471 to 480 audio
Download Chapter-49 -Knowing the fitting time - Kurals - 481 to 490 audio
Download Chapter-50 -Knowing the place - Kurals 491 to 500 audio
Download Chapter-51 -Selection and confidence - Kurals 501 to 510 audio
Download Chapter-52 -Selection and employment - Kurals 461 to 470 audio
Download Chapter-53 -Cherishing one's kindred - Kurals 521 to 530 audio
Download Chapter-54 -Unforgetfulness - Kurals 531 to 540 audio
Download Chapter-55 -The right sceptre - Kurals 541 to 550 audio
Download Chapter-56 -The cruel sceptre - Kurals 551 to 560 audio
Download Chapter-57 -Absence of terrorism. - Kurals 561 to 570 audio
Download Chapter-58 -Benignity - Kurals 571 to 580 audio
Download Chapter-59 -Detectives. - Kurals 581 to 590 audio
Download Chapter-60 -Energy - Kurals 591 to 600 audio
Download Chapter-61 -Unsluggishness. - Kurals 601 to 610 audio
Download Chapter-62 -Manly effort - Kurals 611 to 620 audio
Download Chapter-63 -Hopefulness in trouble - Kurals 621 to 630 audio
Download Chapter-64 -The office of minister of state - Kurals 631 to 640 audio
Download Chapter-65 -Power in speech - Kurals 641 to 650 audio
Download Chapter-66 -Purity in action - Kurals 651 to 660 audio
Download Chapter-67 -Power in action - Kurals 661 to 670 audio
Download Chapter-68 -The method of acting - Kurals 671 to 680 audio
Download Chapter-69 -The envoy - Kurals 681 to 690 audio
Download Chapter-70 -Conduct in the presence of the king - Kurals 691 to 700 audio
Download Chapter-71 -The knowledge of indications - Kurals 701 to 710 audio
Download Chapter-72 -The knowledge of the council chamber - Kurals 711 to 720 audio
Download Chapter-73 -Not to dread the council - Kurals 721 to 730 audio
Download Chapter-74 -The land - Kurals 731 to 740 audio
Download Chapter-75 -The fortification - Kurals 741 to 750 audio
Download Chapter-76 -Way of accumulating wealth - Kurals 751 to 760 audio
Download Chapter-77 -The excellence of an army - Kurals 761 to 770 audio
Download Chapter-78 -Military spirit - Kurals 771 to 780 audio
Download Chapter-79 -Friendship - Kurals 781 to 790 audio
Download Chapter-80 -Investigation in forming friendships - Kurals 791 to 780 audio
Download Chapter-81 -Familiarity - Kurals 801 to 810 audio
Download Chapter-82 -Evil friendship - Kurals 811 to 820 audio
Download Chapter-83 -Unreal friendship - Kurals 821 to 830 audio
Download Chapter-84 -Folly - Kurals 831 to 840 audio
Download Chapter-85 -Ignorance - Kurals 841 to 850 audio
Download Chapter-86 -Hostility - Kurals 851 to 860 audio
Download Chapter-87 -The might of hatred - Kurals 861 to 870 audio
Download Chapter-88 -Knowing the quality of hate - Kurals 871 to 880 audio
Download Chapter-89 -Enmity within - Kurals 881 to 890 audio
Download Chapter-90 -Not offending the great - Kurals 891 to 900 audio
Download Chapter-91 -Being led by women - Kurals 901 to 910 audio
Download Chapter-92 -Wanton women - Kurals 911 to 920 audio
Download Chapter-93 -Not drinking palm-wine - Kurals 921 to 930 audio
Download Chapter-94 -Gaming - Kurals 931 to 940 audio
Download Chapter-95 -Medicine - Kurals 941 to 950 audio
Download Chapter-96 -Nobility - Kurals 951 to 960 audio
Download Chapter-97 -Honour - Kurals 961 to 970 audio
Download Chapter-98 -Greatness - Kurals 971 to 980 audio
Download Chapter-99 -Perfectness - Kurals 981 to 990 audio
Download Chapter-100 -Courtesy - Kurals 991 to 1000 audio
Download Chapter-101 -Wealth without benefaction - Kurals 1001 to 1010 audio
Download Chapter-102 -Shame - Kurals 1011 to 1020 audio
Download Chapter-103 -The way of maintaining the family - Kurals 1021 to 1030 audio
Download Chapter-104 -Agriculture - Kurals 1031 to 1040 audio
Download Chapter-105 -Poverty - Kurals 1041 to 1050 audio
Download Chapter-106 -Mendicancy - Kurals 1051 to 1060 audio
Download Chapter-107 -The dread of mendicancy - Kurals 1061 to 1070 audio
Download Chapter-108 -Baseness - Kurals 1071 to 1080 audio
Download Chapter-109 -Mental disturbance caused by the beauty of the princess - Kurals 1081 to 1090 audio
Download Chapter-110 -Recognition of the signs (of mutual love) - Kurals 1091 to 1100 audio
Download Chapter-111 -Rejoicing in the embrace - Kurals 1101 to 1110 audio
Download Chapter-112 -The praise of her beauty - Kurals 1111 to 1120 audio
Download Chapter-113 -Declaration of love's special excellence - Kurals 1121 to 1130 audio
Download Chapter-114 -The abandonment of reserve - Kurals 1131 to1140 audio
Download Chapter-115 -The announcement of the rumour - Kurals 1141 to 1150 audio
Download Chapter-116 -Separation unendurable - Kurals 1151 to 1160 audio
Download Chapter-117 -Complainings - Kurals 1161 to 1170 audio
Download Chapter-118 -Eyes consumed with grief - Kurals 1171 to 1180 audio
Download Chapter-119 -The pallid hue - Kurals 1181 to 1190 audio
Download Chapter-120 -The solitary anguish - Kurals 1191 to 1200 audio
Download Chapter-121 -Sad memories - Kurals 1201 to 1210 audio
Download Chapter-122 -The visions of the night - Kurals 1211 to 1220 audio
Download Chapter-123 -Lamentations at eventide - Kurals 1221 to 1230 audio
Download Chapter-124 -Wasting away - Kurals 1231 to 1240 audio
Download Chapter-125 -Soliloquy - Kurals 1241 to 1250 audio
Download Chapter-126 -Reserve overcome - Kurals 1251 to 1260 audio
Download Chapter-127 -Mutual desire - Kurals 1261 to 1270 audio
Download Chapter-128 -The reading of the signs - Kurals 1271 to 1280 audio
Download Chapter-129 -Desire for reunion - Kurals 1281 to 1290 audio
Download Chapter-130 -Expostulation with oneself - Kurals 1291 to 1300 audio
Download Chapter-131 -Pouting - Kurals 1301 to 1310 audio
Download Chapter-132 -Feigned anger - Kurals 1311 to1320 audio
Download Chapter-133 -The pleasures of temporary variance - Kurals 1321 to 1330 audio
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Tirukkural (holy couplet) is believed to be written more than 2000 years ago by sage Thiruvalluvar.

This is a metric translation by Rev. G.U.Pope, who says, "In regard to the translation, I may venture to say that it is faithful, and that I have not read into the rendering a single idea or thought which there were not good grounds for supposing that the poet intended to convey. I thought it best to try to give a metrical translation. The Tamil scholar will see that I have tried to reproduce even the rhythm in many cases, but I could not retain the inimitable grace, condensation, and point of the original."

The Kural has influenced several luminaries including Leo Tolstoy, Mahatma Gandhi, and Albert Schweitzer.

The Kural is hailed for its lofty wisdom. It is said that the Kural contains all things and there is nothing that it does not contain.

This is apparent from the following list of chapter headings of this work (The chapter numbers are prefixed.)

VIRTUE

1-The praise of god, 2-The excellence of rain, 3-The greatness of ascetics, 4-Assertion of the strength of virtue - domestic life, 5-Domestic life, 6-The goodness of the help to domestic life, 7-The obtaining of sons, 8-The possession of love, 9-Cherishing guests, 10-The utterance of pleasant words, 11-The knowledge of benefits conferred-gratitude, 12-Impartiality, 13-The possession of self-restraint, 14-The possession of decorum, 15-Not coveting another's wife, 16-The possession of patience - forbearance, 17-Not envying, 18-Not coveting, 19-Not backbiting, 20-The not speaking profitless words, 21-Dread of evil deeds, 22-The knowledge of what is befitting a man's position, 23-Giving, 24-Renown, 25-The possession of benevolence, 26- The renunciation of flesh - penance, 27-Penance, 28-Inconsistent conduct, 29-The absence of fraud,30-Veracity, 31-The not being angry, 32-Not doing evil, 33-Not killing, 34-Instability, 35-Renunciation, 36-Knowledge of the true, 37-The extirpation of desire, 38-Fate,

WEALTH

39-The greatness of a king, 40-Learning, 41-Ignorance, 42-Hearing, 43-The possession of knowledge, 44-The correction of faults, 45-Seeking the aid of great men, 46-Avoiding mean associations, 47-Acting after due consideration, 48-The knowledge of power, 49-Knowing the fitting time, 50-Knowing the place, 51-Selection and confidence, 52-Selection and employment, 53-Cherishing one's kindred, 54-Unforgetfulness, 55-The right sceptre, 56-The cruel sceptre, 57-Absence of terrorism, 58-Benignity, 59-Detectives, 60-Energy, 61-Unsluggishness, 62-Manly effort, 63-hopefulness in trouble, 64-the office of minister of state, 65-power in speech, 66-purity in action, 67-Power in action, 68-The method of acting, 69-The envoy, 70-Conduct in the presence of the king, 71-The knowledge of indications, 72-The knowledge of the council chamber, 73-Not to dread the council, 74-The land, 75-The fortification, 76-Way of accumulating wealth, 77-The excellence of an army, 78-Military spirit, 79-Friendship, 80-Investigation in forming friendships, 81-Familiarity, 82-Evil friendship, 83-Unreal friendship, 84-Folly, 85-Ignorance, 86-Hostility, 87-The might of hatred, 88-Knowing the quality of hate, 89-Enmity within, 90-Not offending the great, 91-Being led by women, 92-Wanton women, 93-Not drinking palm-wine, 94-Gaming, 95-Medicine, 96-Nobility, 97-Honour, 98-Greatness, 99-Perfectness, 100-Courtesy, 102-Shame, 103-The way of maintaining the family, 104-Agriculture, 105-Poverty, 106-Mendicancy, 107-The dread of mendicancy, 108-Baseness,

LOVE

109-Mental disturbance caused by the beauty of the princess, 110-Recognition of the signs (of mutual love), 111-Rejoicing in the embrace, 112-The praise of her beauty, 113-Declaration of love's special excellence, 114-The abandonment of reserve, 115-The announcement of the rumour, 116-Separation unendurable, 117-Complainings, 118-Eyes consumed with grief, 119-The pallid hue, 120-The solitary anguish, 121-Sad memories, 122-The visions of the night, 123-Lamentations at eventide, 124-Wasting away, 125-Soliloquy, 126-Reserve overcome, 127-Mutual desire, 128-The reading of the signs, 129-Desire for reunion, 130-Expostulation with oneself, 131-Pouting, 132-Feigned anger, 133-The pleasures of temporary variance.

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