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.

0489. எய்தற் கரியது இயைந்தக்கால்

0489. Yeithar Kariyathu Iyaindhakkaal

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    அரசியல் (Arasiyal) - Royalty
  • அதிகாரம்
    காலம் அறிதல் (Kaalam Arithal)
    Knowing the Fitting Time
  • குறள்
    எய்தற் கரியது இயைந்தக்கால் அந்நிலையே
    செய்தற் கரிய செயல்.
  • விளக்கம்
    பகையை வெல்லக் கருதும் அரசன், கிடைத்தற்க்கரிய காலம் வாய்க்குமானால், அப்பொழுதே செய்தற்கரியவற்றைச் செய்து முடித்தல் வேண்டும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    When hardest gain of opportunity at last is won,
    With promptitude let hardest deed be done.
  • Meaning
    If a rare opportunity occurs, while it lasts, let a man do that which is rarely to be accomplished (but for such an opportunity).


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