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.

0415. இழுக்கல் உடையுழி ஊற்றுக்கோல்

0415. Izhukkal Udaiyuzhi Ootrukkol

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    அரசியல் (Arasiyal) - Royalty
  • அதிகாரம்
    கேள்வி (Kelvi)
  • குறள்
    இழுக்கல் உடையுழி ஊற்றுக்கோல் அற்றே
    ஒழுக்க முடையார்வாய்ச் சொல்.
  • விளக்கம்
    ஒழுக்கமுடையவரின் வாய்ச்சொல், வழுக்கும் தன்மையுடைய நிலத்தில் நடப்பவர்க்கு ஊன்றுகோல் போலத் துணை செய்யும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Like staff in hand of him in slippery ground who strays
    Are words from mouth of those who walk in righteous ways.
  • Meaning
    The words of the good are like a staff in a slippery place.


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