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.

0401. அரங்கின்றி வட்டாடி யற்றே

0401. Arangindri Vattaadi Yatre

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    அரசியல் (Arasiyal) - Royalty
  • அதிகாரம்
    கல்லாமை (Kallaamai)
  • குறள்
    அரங்கின்றி வட்டாடி யற்றே நிரம்பிய
    நூலின்றிக் கோட்டி கொளல்.
  • விளக்கம்
    அறிவு நிரம்புதற்குக் காரணமான நூல்களைக் கற்காது ஒருவன், கற்றவர் உள்ள சபையில் பேசுதல், ஆட்டம் ஆட வகுக்கப்பட்ட இடமின்றிச் சூதாடியது போன்றதாகும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Like those at draughts would play without the chequered square,
    Men void of ample lore would counsels of the learned share.
  • Meaning
    To speak in an assembly (of the learned) without fullness of knowledge, is like playing at chess (on a board) without squares.


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