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.

0758. குன்றேறி யானைப்போர் கண்டற்றால்

0758. Kunreri Yaanippor Kandatraal

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    கூழியல் (Koozhiyal) - Making Wealth
  • அதிகாரம்
    பொருள் செயல் வகை (Porul Seyal Vagai)
    Way of Accumulating Wealth
  • குறள்
    குன்றேறி யானைப்போர் கண்டற்றால் தன்கைத்தொன்று
    உண்டாகச் செய்வான் வினை.
  • விளக்கம்
    தனது கையிலே பொருளை வைத்துக் கொண்டு ஒரு செயலைச் செய்வது, ஒருவன் மலைமீது ஏறி யானைப் போரைப் பார்ப்பது போன்றதாகும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    As one to view the strife of elephants who takes his stand,
    On hill he's climbed, is he who works with money in his hand.
  • Meaning
    An undertaking of one who has wealth in one's hands is like viewing an elephant-fight from a hilltop.


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