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.

0577. கண்ணோட்டம் இல்லவர் கண்ணிலர்

0577. Kannottam Illavar Kannilar

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    அரசியல் (Arasiyal) - Royalty
  • அதிகாரம்
    கண்ணோட்டம் (Kannottam)
  • குறள்
    கண்ணோட்டம் இல்லவர் கண்ணிலர் கண்ணுடையார்
    கண்ணோட்டம் இன்மையும் இல்.
  • விளக்கம்
    தாட்சணியம் இல்லாதவர் கண்ணுடையவராகக் கருதப்பட மாட்டார்; கண்ணுடையவர் தாட்சணியம் இல்லாமலும் இருக்க மாட்டார்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Eyeless are they whose eyes with no benignant lustre shine;
    Who've eyes can never lack the light of grace benign.
  • Meaning
    Men without kind looks are men without eyes; those who (really) have eyes are also not devoid of kind looks.


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