Index to this publication
- This introductory text will serve well the purpose ofproviding some background information to both the original writing of theTirukural some two millenia or more ago, and to this recent Tirukuraltranslation, which was oversighted by Gurudeva, Sivaya Subramuniyaswami,student of the Sri Lankan sage Yogaswami (1872 - 1964), and the founder ofthe Himalayan Academy.
Part I ... On Virtue
*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
*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