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.

0421. அறிவற்றங் காக்குங் கருவி

0421. Arivatrang Kaakkung Karuvi

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    அரசியல் (Arasiyal) - Royalty
  • அதிகாரம்
    அறிவுடைமை (Arivudaimai)
    The Possession of King
  • குறள்
    அறிவற்றங் காக்குங் கருவி செறுவார்க்கும்
    உள்ளழிக்க லாகா அரண்.
  • விளக்கம்
    அறிவானது, ஒருவனுக்கு அழிவு வராமல் காக்கும் கருவியாகும். பகைவரால் உள் புகுந்து அழிக்க முடியாத உள் கொட்டையுமாகும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    True wisdom wards off woes, A circling fortress high;
    Its inner strength man's eager foes Unshaken will defy.
  • Meaning
    Wisdom is a weapon to ward off destruction; it is an inner fortress which enemies cannot destroy.


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