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.

0474. அமைந்தாங் கொழுகான் அளவறியான்

0474. Amaindhaang Kozhukaan Alavariyaan

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    அரசியல் (Arasiyal) - Royalty
  • அதிகாரம்
    வலியறிதல் (Valiyaridhal)
    The Knowledge of Power
  • குறள்
    அமைந்தாங் கொழுகான் அளவறியான் தன்னை
    வியந்தான் விரைந்து கெடும்.
  • விளக்கம்
    அயலவரிடத்தில் சமாதானமாக நடவாதும், தன் வலிமையின் அளவை அறியாதும், தன்னை வியந்து பெருமைப்படுபவன் விரைவில் கெடுவான்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Who not agrees with those around, no moderation knows,
    In self-applause indulging, swift to ruin goes.
  • Meaning
    He will quickly perish who, ignorant of his own resources flatters himself of his greatness, and does not live in peace with his neighbours.


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