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.

0667. உருவுகண்டு எள்ளாமை வேண்டும்

0667. Uruvukandu Ellaamai Vendum

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    அமைச்சியல் (Amaichchiyal) - Ministers of State
  • அதிகாரம்
    வினைத்திட்பம் (Vinaiththitpam)
    Power in Action
  • குறள்
    உருவுகண்டு எள்ளாமை வேண்டும் உருள்பெருந்தேர்க்கு
    அச்சாணி அன்னார் உடைத்து.
  • விளக்கம்
    உருண்டு செல்கின்ற பெரிய தேர் அச்சின் சிறிய கடையாணி போன்று பயனுடையவர்களும் உலகில் உள்ளனர். ஆகையால் ஒருவரது உருவத்தின் சிறுமையைக் கண்டு இகழ்தல் கூடாது.
  • Translation
    in English
    Despise not men of modest bearing; Look not at form, but what men are:
    For some there live, high functions sharing, Like linch-pin of the mighty car!
  • Meaning
    Let none be despised for (their) size; (for) the world has those who resemble the linch-pin of the big rolling car.


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