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.

0504. குணம்நாடிக் குற்றமும் நாடி

0504. Gunamnaadik Kutramum Naadi

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    அரசியல் (Arasiyal) - Royalty
  • அதிகாரம்
    தெரிந்து தெளிதல் (Therindhu Thelithal)
    Selection and Confidence
  • குறள்
    குணம்நாடிக் குற்றமும் நாடி அவற்றுள்
    மிகைநாடி மிக்க கொளல்.
  • விளக்கம்
    ஒருவனது குணங்களையும் குற்றங்களையும் ஆராய்ந்து, குணம் அதிகம் இருந்தால் குணமுடையவன் என்றும், குற்றம் அதிகம் இருந்தால் குற்றமுடையவன் என்றும் கொள்ள வேண்டும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Weigh well the good of each, his failings closely scan,
    As these or those prevail, so estimate the man.
  • Meaning
    Let (a king) consider (a man's) good qualities, as well as his faults, and then judge (of his character) by that which prevails.


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