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.

0503. அரியகற்று ஆசற்றார் கண்ணும்

0503. Ariyagatru Aasatraar Kannum

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    அரசியல் (Arasiyal) - Royalty
  • அதிகாரம்
    தெரிந்து தெளிதல் (Therindhu Thelithal)
    Selection and Confidence
  • குறள்
    அரியகற்று ஆசற்றார் கண்ணும் தெரியுங்கால்
    இன்மை அரிதே வெளிறு.
  • விளக்கம்
    கற்றற்கரிய நூல்களைக் கற்றுக் குற்றமற்று விளங்குபவரிடத்தும், ஆராய்ந்து பார்த்தால் அறியாமை இல்லாதிருத்தல் அரிதாகும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Though deeply learned, unflecked by fault, 'tis rare to see,
    When closely scanned, a man from all unwisdom free.
  • Meaning
    When even men, who have studied the most difficult works, and who are free from faults, are (carefully) examined, it is a rare thing to find them without ignorance.


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