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.

0400. கேடில் விழுச்செல்வம் கல்வி

0400. Kedil Vizhuchchelvam Kalvi

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    அரசியல் (Arasiyal) - Royalty
  • அதிகாரம்
    கல்வி (Kalvi)
  • குறள்
    கேடில் விழுச்செல்வம் கல்வி யொருவற்கு
    மாடல்ல மற்றை யவை.
  • விளக்கம்
    ஒருவனுக்கு அழிவில்லாத சிறந்த செல்வமாவது கல்வியே. அதைத்தவிர மற்றைய செல்வங்களெல்லாம் செல்வங்களாக மாட்டா.
  • Translation
    in English
    Learning is excellence of wealth that none destroy;
    To man nought else affords reality of joy.
  • Meaning
    Learning is the true imperishable riches; all other things are not riches.


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