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.

0393. கண்ணுடையர் என்பவர் கற்றோர்

0393. Kannudaiyaar Enbavar Katror

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    அரசியல் (Arasiyal) - Royalty
  • அதிகாரம்
    கல்வி (Kalvi)
  • குறள்
    கண்ணுடையர் என்பவர் கற்றோர் முகத்திரண்டு
    புண்ணுடையர் கல்லா தவர்.
  • விளக்கம்
    கண்ணுடையவர் என்று சொல்லுவதற்குரியவர் கற்றவர். கல்லாதவர் தம் முகத்தில் இரண்டு புண்களை உடையவராவர்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Men who learning gain have eyes, men say;
    Blockheads' faces pairs of sores display.
  • Meaning
    The learned are said to have eyes, but the unlearned have (merely) two sores in their face.


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