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.

0527. காக்கை கரவா கரைந்துண்ணும்

0527. Kaakkai Karavaa Karaindhunnum

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    அரசியல் (Arasiyal) - Royalty
  • அதிகாரம்
    சுற்றந் தழால் (Sutrand Thazhaal)
    Cherishing One's Kindred
  • குறள்
    காக்கை கரவா கரைந்துண்ணும் ஆக்கமும்
    அன்னநீ ரார்க்கே உள.
  • விளக்கம்
    காக்கை இரையைக் கண்டால் அதை மறைக்காது தன் இனத்தை அழைத்து உண்ணும். அத்தகைய குணம் உடையவர்க்கே சுற்றத்தால் அடையக் கூடிய பல செல்வங்களும் உளவாம்.
  • Translation
    in English
    The crows conceal not, call their friends to come, then eat;
    Increase of good such worthy ones shall meet.
  • Meaning
    The crows do not conceal (their prey), but will call out for others (to share with them) while they eat it; wealth will be with those who show a similar disposition (towards their relatives).


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