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.

0557. துளியின்மை ஞாலத்திற்கு எற்றற்றே

0557. Thuliyinmai Gnaalaththirku Yetratre

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    அரசியல் (Arasiyal) - Royalty
  • அதிகாரம்
    கொடுங்கோன்மை (Kodungonmai)
    The Cruel Sceptre
  • குறள்
    துளியின்மை ஞாலத்திற்கு எற்றற்றே வேந்தன்
    அளியின்மை வாழும் உயிர்க்கு.
  • விளக்கம்
    மழையில்லாமையால் உலகத்து உயிர்களுக்கு எத்தகைய துன்பம் ஏற்படுமோ, அரசன் குடிகளிடத்தில் இறக்கம் இல்லாதிருத்தலால் அத்தகைய துன்பம் உண்டாகும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    As lack of rain to thirsty lands beneath,
    Is lack of grace in kings to all that breathe.
  • Meaning
    As is the world without rain, so live a people whose king is without kindness.


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