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.

0454. மனத்து ளதுபோலக் காட்டி

0454. Manaththu Lathupolak Kaatti

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    அரசியல் (Arasiyal) - Royalty
  • அதிகாரம்
    சிற்றினம் சேராமை (Chitrinam Seraamai)
    Avoiding Mean Associations
  • குறள்
    மனத்து ளதுபோலக் காட்டி ஒருவற்கு
    இனத்துள தாகும் அறிவு.
  • விளக்கம்
    விசேட அறிவானது ஒருவனுக்கு மனத்தில் இருப்பது போலக் காட்டினும், அவன் சேர்ந்த இனத்தினால் உண்டாவதேயாகும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Man's wisdom seems the offspring of his mind;
    'Tis outcome of companionship we find.
  • Meaning
    Wisdom appears to rest in the mind, but it really exists to a man in his companions.


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