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.

0513. அன்பறிவு தேற்றம் அவாவின்மை

0513. Anbarivu Thetram Avaavinmai

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    அரசியல் (Arasiyal) - Royalty
  • அதிகாரம்
    தெரிந்து வினையாடல் (Therindhu Vinaiyaadal)
    Selection and Employment
  • குறள்
    அன்பறிவு தேற்றம் அவாவின்மை இந்நான்கும்
    நன்குடையான் கட்டே தெளிவு.
  • விளக்கம்
    அன்பு, அறிவு, ஐயம் இல்லாமல் தெளியும் தெளிவு, ஆசை இன்பம் ஆகிய இந்நான்கு குணங்களையும் நிலையாக உடையவனையே மன்னன் தெளிதல் வேண்டும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    A loyal love with wisdom, clearness, mind from avarice free;
    Who hath these four good gifts should ever trusted be.
  • Meaning
    Let the choice (of a king) fall upon him who largely possesses these four things, love, knowledge, a clear mind and freedom from covetousness.


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