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.

0494. எண்ணியார் எண்ணம் இழப்பர்

0494. Enniyaar Ennam Izhappar

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    அரசியல் (Arasiyal) - Royalty
  • அதிகாரம்
    இடன் அறிதல் (Idan Arithal)
    Knowing the Place
  • குறள்
    எண்ணியார் எண்ணம் இழப்பர் இடனறிந்து
    துன்னியார் துன்னிச் செயின்.
  • விளக்கம்
    போர் செய்தற்கேற்ற இடமறிந்து சென்று போர் செய்வாராயின், அவரை வெல்லக் கருதிய பகைவர் அவ்வெண்ணத்தை இழப்பர்.
  • Translation
    in English
    The foes who thought to triumph, find their thoughts were vain,
    If hosts advance, seize vantage ground, and thence the fight maintain.
  • Meaning
    If they who draw near (to fight) choose a suitable place to approach (their enemy), the latter, will have to relinquish the thought which they once entertained, of conquering them.


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