sAmAnya dharma

Shashikanth Hosur SHosur at KBSI.COM
Mon May 10 17:29:20 CDT 1999

        Most of the Tiru Kural has been translated into english under the
guidance of Staguru Sri Sivaya Subramuniyaswami.  They have a list to which
if you subscribe they will mail one or two stanzas per day.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ravi [SMTP:msr at COMCO.COM]
> Sent: Monday, May 10, 1999 12:33 PM
> Subject:      sAmAnya dharma
> In this context, I would like to refer the members to look
> into a jewel called "thirukkuRaL"  written by thiruvaLLuvar
> in Tamil. This book was written close to 2000 years ago
> and for the Tamil speaking population this has offered
> guidance for many and many generations (and continues to do
> so). It is very brief and succint. It has 1330 two line
> verses organized into 133 chapters (each having 10 kuRaLs).
> And these chapters are further organized into three
> sections, aRam (dharma), poruL (artha), inbam (kAma), but
> the author does not directly speak of viiDu (mokSha).
> Commentary on this work by parimelazhagar is very old and
> famous. It is explains the text from vedic stand point (for
> this reason, has been criticized severely by dravidian
> movements in this century). I have this work and refer to
> it. I have the original commentary in Tamil (little tough to
> read), but I am sure an English translation of the work
> should exist. Some of the insights of parimelazhagar are
> profound and very helpful in understanding the text.
> When I utter the word vaLLuvar and thirukkuraL (like many
> millions) my heart is filled with reverence, love and pride
> for this great saint. I bow to him again and again.
> vaLLuvar has many sections devoted to sAmAnya dharma.
> Ravi

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