Thirukural written by Thiruvalluvar consists of three books, the first book on Aram (the Way or Dharma), the second on Porul (Material or Artha) and the third on Inbam (Joy or Kama).

There are 37 chapters in the first book, the first four called Payiram or Prefactory Matter, the next twenty about Ill-Aram (the householder’s Dharma) and the next thirteen about Turavaram (the path of Renunciation). The second book on Porul contains seventy chapters, the first twenty dealing with Kings and their Duties, the succeeding thirty two chapters with the other matters concerning the State, and next thirteen, with Sundry Concerns. The third book on Inbam contains twenty five chapters, the first seven being on Pre Marital Love (Kalavu) and the next eighteen on Marital Love.

There are 133 chapters in all, each chapter contains ten distichs in the metre known as Kural and the work itself is now called by that name.

0440. காதல காதல் அறியாமை

0440. Kaathala Kaathal Ariyaamai

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    அரசியல் (Arasiyal) - Royalty
  • அதிகாரம்
    குற்றங்கடிதல் (Kutrankadithal)
    The Correction of Faults
  • குறள்
    காதல காதல் அறியாமை உய்க்கிற்பின்
    ஏதில ஏதிலார் நூல்.
  • விளக்கம்
    மன்னன், தான் விரும்பிய போருளிடத்துத் தனக்குள்ள விருப்பத்தைப் பிறர் அறியாவண்ணம் அனுபவிக்க வல்லவனாயின், அவனை வஞ்சிக்க எண்ணும் பகைவரது சூழ்ச்சி பயனற்றதாகும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    If, to your foes unknown, you cherish what you love,
    Counsels of men who wish you harm will harmless prove.
  • Meaning
    If (a king) enjoys, privately the things which he desires, the designs of his enemies will be useless.


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