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.

0574. உளபோல் முகத்தெவன் செய்யும்

0574. Ulapol Mugaththevan Seiyum

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    அரசியல் (Arasiyal) - Royalty
  • அதிகாரம்
    கண்ணோட்டம் (Kannottam)
  • குறள்
    உளபோல் முகத்தெவன் செய்யும் அளவினால்
    கண்ணோட்டம் இல்லாத கண்.
  • விளக்கம்
    வேண்டிய அளவுக்குக் கண்ணோட்டமில்லாத கண்கள் முகத்தில் உள்ளனபோல் தொன்றுவதன்றி வேறு என்ன பயனைச் செய்யும்?
  • Translation
    in English
    The seeming eye of face gives no expressive light,
    When not with duly meted kindness bright.
  • Meaning
    Beyond appearing to be in the face, what good do they do, those eyes in which is no well-regulated kindness?


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