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.

0498. சிறுபடையான் செல்லிடம் சேரின்

0498. Sirupadaiyaan Sellidam Serin

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    அரசியல் (Arasiyal) - Royalty
  • அதிகாரம்
    இடன் அறிதல் (Idan Arithal)
    Knowing the Place
  • குறள்
    சிறுபடையான் செல்லிடம் சேரின் உறுபடையான்
    ஊக்கம் அழிந்து விடும்.
  • விளக்கம்
    சிறிய படையை உடையவனாயினும் அவனுக்கு வாய்ப்பான இடத்தில், பெரும்படையுடையவன் சென்றால் தன் ஊக்கம் இழந்து கெடுவான்.
  • Translation
    in English
    If lord of army vast the safe retreat assail
    Of him whose host is small, his mightiest efforts fail.
  • Meaning
    The power of one who has a large army will perish, if he goes into ground where only a small army can act.


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