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.

0490. கொக்கொக்க கூம்பும் பருவத்து

0490. Kokkokka Koombum Paruvaththu

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    அரசியல் (Arasiyal) - Royalty
  • அதிகாரம்
    காலம் அறிதல் (Kaalam Arithal)
    Knowing the Fitting Time
  • குறள்
    கொக்கொக்க கூம்பும் பருவத்து மற்றதன்
    குத்தொக்க சீர்த்த இடத்து.
  • விளக்கம்
    ஒரு செயலைச் செய்யாதிருக்க வேண்டியபோது, கொக்கு போல் அடங்கியிருக்க வேண்டும்; எற்றகாலம் வாய்த்தபோது அதன் குத்துபோல் அச்செயலைத் தவறாது செய்து முடிக்கவேண்டும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    As heron stands with folded wing, so wait in waiting hour;
    As heron snaps its prey, when fortune smiles, put forth your power.
  • Meaning
    At the time when one should use self-control, let him restrain himself like a heron; and, let him like it, strike, when there is a favourable opportunity.


Post a Comment