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.

0441. அறனறிந்து மூத்த அறிவுடையார்

0441. Aranarindhu Mooththa Arivudaiyaar

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    அரசியல் (Arasiyal) - Royalty
  • அதிகாரம்
    பெரியாரைத் துணைக்கோடல் (Periyaaraith Thunaikkodal)
    Seeking the Aid of Great Men
  • குறள்
    அறனறிந்து மூத்த அறிவுடையார் கேண்மை
    திறனறிந்து தேர்ந்து கொளல்.
  • விளக்கம்
    அறத்தின் இயல்பை அறிந்து சிறந்த அறிவுடையவரது உறவை, ஆராய்ந்து, கொள்ளும்வகை தெரிந்து கொள்ளுதல் வேண்டும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    As friends the men who virtue know, and riper wisdom share,
    Their worth weighed well, the king should choose with care.
  • Meaning
    Let (a king) ponder well its value, and secure the friendship of men of virtue and of mature knowledge.


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