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.

0453. மனத்தானாம் மாந்தர்க் குணர்ச்சி

0453. Manaththaanaam Maanthark Kunarchchi

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    அரசியல் (Arasiyal) - Royalty
  • அதிகாரம்
    சிற்றினம் சேராமை (Chitrinam Seraamai)
    Avoiding Mean Associations
  • குறள்
    மனத்தானாம் மாந்தர்க் குணர்ச்சி இனத்தானாம்
    இன்னான் எனப்படுஞ் சொல்.
  • விளக்கம்
    மனிதருக்குப் பொதுவான அறிவு, அவர் மனம் காரணமாக உண்டாகும்; 'இவன் இத்தகையவன்' என்று உலகத்தவரால் சொல்லப்படும் சொல், இனம் காரணமாக உண்டாகும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Perceptions manifold in men are of the mind alone;
    The value of the man by his companionship is known.
  • Meaning
    The power of knowing is from the mind; (but) his character is from that of his associates.


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