Thirukural will probably be the magnum opus that came from the writings of Saint Poet Thiruvalluvar. Thirukural contains brilliant adages and precious gems of cogency of valuable collective leaning towards all time. No one on earth has emphasized so confidently and convincingly the benevolence and power of moral law.The goal in this book is to praise the greatness of the enlightened ones. More
Thirukural - The Sacred Book of Tamils. The Ethical Bible of The Tamil People. The Thirukkural is a very old non-religious literature that guides people on better living. The utter plainness of Thiruvalluvar's language, his crystal clear expressions, accurate and forceful, his brevity, his choice articulation, no less his inwardness, his learning, culture and wisdom, his catholicity and eclecticism, his gentle wittiness and wholesome. counsel have made him an object of reverence for all time and his book is considered the Sacred of the Tamils. This book consisting of 133 sections of 10 couplets each which was recognized as a masterpiece of literature in Tamil, has stood the test of history and is accepted by posterity as a seminal work which has influenced the thoughts of man throughout the centuries. It is a work of not only great aesthetic and stylistic literary value, but also a guide to the art of living with nuggets of invaluable wisdom. The range of these verses covers subjects like ethics, statecraft, citizenship, love, the art of life in its myriad forms. It deals with the three ARAM, PORUL, INBUM which are essential for a life of action. The profound thoughts and ideas of this great saint-poet are encapsulated in the shortest possible Tamil metre called "Kural". Thus the wisdom of Thiru Valluvar (Author) is expressed in unparalleled verses which combine beauty with brevity. The translation of these verses in other languages will enrich the literature of this language as well. Even though it has been translated into English by several scholars, the Thirukural has never been widely known in the Western world. Possibly, it can be claimed that there is no other work of non-religious nature, which stand in similarity to Thirukural.