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.

0475. பீலிபெய் சாகாடும் அச்சிறும்

0475. Peelipei Saagaadum Achchirum

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    அரசியல் (Arasiyal) - Royalty
  • அதிகாரம்
    வலியறிதல் (Valiyaridhal)
    The Knowledge of Power
  • குறள்
    பீலிபெய் சாகாடும் அச்சிறும் அப்பண்டஞ்
    சால மிகுத்துப் பெயின்.
  • விளக்கம்
    மென்மையான மயிலிறகு ஏற்றப்பட்ட வண்டியேயாயினும், இறகினை அளவுக்கு மீறி அதிகமாக ஏற்றினால் அவ்வண்டியின் வலிய அச்சு முறிந்துவிடும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    With peacock feathers light, you load the wain;
    Yet, heaped too high, the axle snaps in twain.
  • Meaning
    The axle tree of a bandy, loaded only with peacocks' feathers will break, if it be greatly overloaded.


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