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.

0402. கல்லாதான் சொற்கா முறுதல்

0402. Kallaathaan Sorkaa Muruthal

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    அரசியல் (Arasiyal) - Royalty
  • அதிகாரம்
    கல்லாமை (Kallaamai)
  • குறள்
    கல்லாதான் சொற்கா முறுதல் முலையிரண்டும்
    இல்லாதாள் பெண்காமுற் றற்று.
  • விளக்கம்
    கல்வி அறிவில்லாதவன் கற்றோர் அவையில் பேச விரும்புதல், இரண்டு தனங்களும் இல்லாத பெண், பெண் தன்மையை விரும்புவது போன்றதாகும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Like those who doat on hoyden's undeveloped charms are they,
    Of learning void, who eagerly their power of words display.
  • Meaning
    The desire of the unlearned to speak (in an assembly), is like a woman without breasts desiring (the enjoyment of ) woman-hood.


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