Tirukural (1st century BCE)

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Tirukural (1st century BCE)

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INDEX

Part I ... On Virtue

Prologue
Chapter 1 - In Praise of God
Chapter 2 - The Importance of Rain
Chapter 3 - Greatness of Renunciates
Chapter 4 - Asserting Virtue's Power

Family Life - The Way of the Householder
Chapter 5 - Family Life
Chapter 6 - The Good Wife
Chapter 7 - The Blessing of Children
Chapter 8 - Possessing Love
Chapter 9 - Hospitality
Chapter 10 - Speaking Pleasant Words
Chapter 11 - Gratitude
Chapter 12 - Impartiality
Chapter 13 - Possession of Self-Control
Chapter 14 - Possession of Virtuous Conduct
Chapter 15 - Not Coveting Another's Wife
Chapter 16 - Possession of Forbearance
Chapter 17 - Avoidance of Envy
Chapter 18 - Avoidance of Covetousness
Chapter 19 - Avoidance of Backbiting
Chapter 20 - Avoidance of Pointless Speech
Chapter 21 - Dread of Sinful Deeds
Chapter 22 - Understanding One's Duty to Society
Chapter 23 - Charity
Chapter 24 - Glory

Asceticism
Chapter 25 - Possession of Compassion
Chapter 26 - Abstaining from Eating Meat
Chapter 27 - Austerity
Chapter 28 - Ascetic Pretense
Chapter 29 - Avoidance of Fraud
Chapter 30 - Truthfulness
Chapter 31 - Avoidance of Anger
Chapter 32 - Avoidance of Injuring Others
Chapter 33 - Avoidance of Killing
Chapter 34 - Impermanence of All Things
Chapter 35 - Renunciation
Chapter 36 - Knowledge of Truth
Chapter 37 - Eradication of Desire


Destiny
Chapter 38 - Destiny


Part II - On Wealth

Kingship
Chapter 39 - The Merits of the King
Chapter 40 - Learning
Chapter 41 - The Neglect of Learning
Chapter 42 - Listening to the Learned
Chapter 43 - Possession of Wisdom
Chapter 44 - Guarding Against Faults
Chapter 45 - Gaining Support from the Great
Chapter 46 - Avoidance of Base Company
Chapter 47 - Deliberation Before Action
Chapter 48 - Understanding Strength
Chapter 49 - Understanding Timeliness
Chapter 50 - Understanding the Right Place
Chapter 51 - Testing and Trusting Men
Chapter 52 - Testing and Employing Men
Chapter 53 - Fellowship of Kindred
Chapter 54 - Avoidance of Unmindfulness
Chapter 55 - Just Reign
Chapter 56 - Unjust Reign
Chapter 57 - Avoidance of Tyranny
Chapter 58 - The Kindly Look
Chapter 59 - Espionage
Chapter 60 - Possession of Industriousness
Chapter 61 - Avoidance of Laziness
Chapter 62 - Perseverance
Chapter 63 - Being Undaunted by Troubles

Ministers & Subjects - The Essentials of the State Ministers
Chapter 64 - Essentials Of the State Ministers
Chapter 65 - Eloquence
Chapter 66 - Purity of Action
Chapter 67 - Resoluteness of Action
Chapter 68 - Modes of Action
Chapter 69 - Ambassadors
Chapter 70 - Associating with Monarchs
Chapter 71 - Discerning Unspoken Thoughts
Chapter 72 - Judging the Audience
Chapter 73 - Not Dreading the Audience
Chapter 74 - The Country
Chapter 75 - Fortresses
Chapter 76 - The Ways of Acquiring Wealth
Chapter 77 - Merits of the Army
Chapter 78 - Military Pride
Chapter 79 - Friendship
Chapter 80 - Testing Fitness for Friendship
Chapter 81 - Old Friendship
Chapter 82 - Harmful Friendship
Chapter 83 - False Friendship
Chapter 84 - Folly
Chapter 85 - Ignorance
Chapter 86 - Hatred
Chapter 87 - Merits of Enmity
Chapter 88 - Understanding the Nature of Enmity
Chapter 89 - Internal Enmity
Chapter 90 - Not Offending the Great
Chapter 91 - Being Led by Women
Chapter 92 - Wanton Women
Chapter 93 - The Avoidance of Drunkenness
Chapter 94 - Gambling
Chapter 95 - Medicine

The People
Chapter 96 - Nobility
Chapter 97 - Honor
Chapter 98 - Greatness
Chapter 99 - Perfect Goodness
Chapter 100 - Possession of Courtesy
Chapter 101 - Wealth That Benefits None
Chapter 102 - Possession of Modesty
Chapter 103 - Advancing the Family
Chapter 104 - Farming
Chapter 105 - Poverty
Chapter 106 - Begging
Chapter 107 - Dread of Begging
Chapter 108 - Baseness


Part III - On Love
Kama or Pleasure (Love)


Chapters 109 to 133 - At present untranslated by the Himalayan Academy.

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