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.

0472. ஒல்வ தறிவது அறிந்ததன்

0472. Olva Tharivathu Arindhathan

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    அரசியல் (Arasiyal) - Royalty
  • அதிகாரம்
    வலியறிதல் (Valiyaridhal)
    The Knowledge of Power
  • குறள்
    ஒல்வ தறிவது அறிந்ததன் கண்தங்கிச்
    செல்வார்க்குச் செல்லாதது இல்.
  • விளக்கம்
    தம்மால் முடிக்கக் கூடிய செயலையும், அதற்கு அறிய வேண்டியவற்றையும் அறிந்து, அச்செயலின் மீது மனத்தை ஊன்றி, பகைமேற் செல்லும் அரசனுக்கு முடியாத செயல் இல்லை.
  • Translation
    in English
    Who know what can be wrought, with knowledge of the means, on this,
    Their mind firm set, go forth, nought goes with them amiss.
  • Meaning
    There is nothing which may not be accomplished by those who, before they attack (an enemy), make
    themselves acquainted with their own ability, and with whatever else is (needful) to be known, and apply themselves wholly to their object.


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