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.

0416. எனைத்தானும் நல்லவை கேட்க

0416. Enaiththaanum Nallavai Ketka

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    அரசியல் (Arasiyal) - Royalty
  • அதிகாரம்
    கேள்வி (Kelvi)
  • குறள்
    எனைத்தானும் நல்லவை கேட்க அனைத்தானும்
    ஆன்ற பெருமை தரும்.
  • விளக்கம்
    ஒருவன் எத்துணைச் சிறியதாயினும் நல்லவற்றைக் கேட்பானாக; ஏனென்றால், அஃது அத்துணைச் சிறியதாயினும் அவனுக்குச் சிறந்த பெருமையைக் கொடுக்கும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Let each man good things learn, for e'en as he
    Shall learn, he gains increase of perfect dignity.
  • Meaning
    Let a man listen, never so little, to good (instruction), even that will bring him great dignity.


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