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.

0391. கற்க கசடறக் கற்பவை

0391. Karka Kasadarak Karpavai

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    அரசியல் (Arasiyal) - Royalty
  • அதிகாரம்
    கல்வி (Kalvi)
  • குறள்
    கற்க கசடறக் கற்பவை கற்றபின்
    நிற்க அதற்குத் தக.
  • விளக்கம்
    ஒருவன் பயில வேண்டிய நூல்களைப் பழுதறப் பயிலுதல் வேண்டும். அவ்வாறு பயின்றதன் பின்னர், அந்நூல்களில் சொல்லப்பட்ட நெறியில் நடத்தல் வேண்டும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    So learn that you may full and faultless learning gain,
    Then in obedience meet to lessons learnt remain.
  • Meaning
    Let a man learn thoroughly whatever he may learn, and let his conduct be worthy of his learning.


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