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.

0500. காலாழ் களரில் நரியடும்

0500. Kaalaazh Kalaril Nariyadum

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    அரசியல் (Arasiyal) - Royalty
  • அதிகாரம்
    இடன் அறிதல் (Idan Arithal)
    Knowing the Place
  • குறள்
    காலாழ் களரில் நரியடும் கண்ணஞ்சா
    வேலாள் முகத்த களிறு.
  • விளக்கம்
    பாகனுக்கு அடங்காதனவும், வேல் வீரர்களைக் குத்தி எடுத்த கொம்புடையனவுமாகிய யானைகள், கால் புதையும் சேற்றில் அகப்பட்டுக் கொண்டால் அவற்றை நரியும் கொன்று விடும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    The jackal slays, in miry paths of foot-betraying fen,
    The elephant of fearless eye and tusks transfixing armed men.
  • Meaning
    A fox can kill a fearless, warrior-faced elephant, if it go into mud in which its legs sink down.


Post a Comment