Thiruvalluvar — An ancient Tamil Saint who taught life to humanity.
The Thirukkural is an ancient literature that guides people on better living.
Though written over 2,000 years ago by Thiruvalluvar in Tamil, the way of life advised by Thirukkural is still relevant today.
It is our effort and attempt to bring the wealth of knowledge embedded in Thirukkural about Morality, socio-economic values and Pleasure dealing with psychological values and love;and these are accessible to everyone.
The Thirukkural was written on wisdom and it is divided into three major chapters - those that speak about virtue, wealth and love.
Thirukkural is at the very heart of the ocean of Tamil literature.
Thirukkural is composed of 1,330 kurals in 133 sections of ten each.
A Kural is a couplet and each Kural is composed of 7 words spread across 2 lines [4 + 3 words].
The Couplets are two-line poems. Thirukkural consists of 133 adhigaram (chapters). Each Adhigaram consisting of 10 couplets. That’s 1330 two lined poems. Everything the author wants to convey to the world; he chose to do it in style. To be able to explain anything in just two lines is a thing of unimaginable artistic challenge. Thiruvalluvar does it with elegance. His work still shines after 2000 years.
உள்ளுவ தெல்லாம் உயர்வுள்ளல் மற்றது
தள்ளினுந் தள்ளாமை நீர்த்து
எண்ணுவதெல்லாம் உயர்வைப்பற்றியே எண்ண வேண்டும், அவ்வுயர்வுக் கைகூடாவிட்டாலும் அவ்வாறு எண்ணுவதை விடக்கூடாது.
Transliteration (Tamil to English):
Ulluva thellaam uyarvullal matradhu
thallinunh thallaamai neerththu
Whate'er you ponder, let your aim be loftly still,
Fate cannot hinder always, thwart you as it will.
In all that a king thinks of, let him think of his greatness; and if it should be thrust from him (by fate), it will have the nature of not being thrust from him.
Tamil — The oldest language ever to be conceived by humans. (Dated:10,000 B.C )
Tamil civilization is among the oldest in the history of earth. When the rest of the world was still figuring out their place in the world, Tamils had mastered the art of life. With tremendous curiosity, love for truth and humanity, Tamils were seekers of higher knowledge and wisdom. Art and Science thrived. Humanity was in capable hands.Long before modern science came into existence, Tamils had explored and had created huge systems of knowledge that could be used thousands of year later.
Thiruvalluvar — The Artist
Everything the author wants to convey to the world, he chose to do it in style. To be able to explain anything in just two lines is a thing of unimaginable artistic challenge. Thiruvalluvar does it with elegance. His work still shines after 2000 years.
Thirukkural — The Science of life
Thiruvalluvar wants to show the way for humanity. Humanity itself is a broad spectrum. He therefore decides to split his writing into three major sections- Aram, Porul, Inbam. He made his writings so diverse it caters to every human being — any part of the world, at any point of time in history. His rich wisdom can teach a king how to rule with empathy, teach a man how to love, teach parents how to raise their kids, what friendship truly means, what it is to be — Daughter, son, father, mother, husband, wife, employee, employer, soldier, leader; on how to treat people, manners, etiquette, cause and effect of karma, moral values that will make us quality humans, desire, purpose of life — to name a few.
133.gallery is the destiny’s way of keeping this priceless treasure available to you in this age and time (2020 and beyond). We found it our purpose to give this timeless wisdom, the flavor of modern human’s taste. Simply put, we’ve made it easy for you to read, learn and enjoy.
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