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.

0516. செய்வானை நாடி வினைநாடிக்

0516. Seivaanai Naadi Vinainaadik

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    அரசியல் (Arasiyal) - Royalty
  • அதிகாரம்
    தெரிந்து வினையாடல் (Therindhu Vinaiyaadal)
    Selection and Employment
  • குறள்
    செய்வானை நாடி வினைநாடிக் காலத்தோடு
    எய்த உணர்ந்து செயல்.
  • விளக்கம்
    செயலைச் செய்கின்றவனின் தன்மையையும் செயலின் இயல்பையும் ஆராய்ந்து, காலத்துக்குத் தக்கபடி அறிந்து செய்தல் வேண்டும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Let king first ask, 'Who shall the deed perform?' and 'What the deed?'
    Of hour befitting both assured, let every work proceed.
  • Meaning
    Let (a king) act, after having considered the agent (whom he is to employ), the deed (he desires to do), and the time which is suitable to it.


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