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.

0478. ஆகாறு அளவிட்டி தாயினுங்

0478. Aagaaru Alavitti Thaayinung

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    அரசியல் (Arasiyal) - Royalty
  • அதிகாரம்
    வலியறிதல் (Valiyaridhal)
    The Knowledge of Power
  • குறள்
    ஆகாறு அளவிட்டி தாயினுங் கேடில்லை
    போகாறு அகலாக் கடை.
  • விளக்கம்
    ஒருவர்க்குப் பொருள் வருகின்ற வழி சிறியதாயினும், அப்பொருள் போகின்ற அளவு அதைக்காட்டிலும் பெருகாதிருந்தால், அதனால் கெடுதல் இல்லை.
  • Translation
    in English
    Incomings may be scant; but yet, no failure there,
    If in expenditure you rightly learn to spare.
  • Meaning
    Even though the income (of a king) be small, it will not cause his (ruin), if his outgoings be not larger than his income.


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