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.

0430. அறிவுடையார் எல்லா முடையார்

0430. Arivudaiyaar Ellaa Mudaiyaar

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    அரசியல் (Arasiyal) - Royalty
  • அதிகாரம்
    அறிவுடைமை (Arivudaimai)
    The Possession of King
  • குறள்
    அறிவுடையார் எல்லா முடையார் அறிவிலார்
    என்னுடைய ரேனும் இலர்.
  • விளக்கம்
    அறிவுள்ளவர் வேறொன்றும் இல்லாவிட்டாலும் எல்லாச் செல்வங்களும் உடையவராவர்; அறிவு இல்லாதவர் வேறு எதை உடையவராயினும் ஒன்றும் இல்லாதவராவர்.
  • Translation
    in English
    The wise is rich, with ev'ry blessing blest;
    The fool is poor, of everything possessed.
  • Meaning
    Those who possess wisdom, possess every thing; those who have not wisdom, whatever they may possess, have nothing.


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