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.

0583. ஒற்றினான் ஒற்றிப் பொருள்தெரியா

0583. Otrinaan Otrip Porultheriyaa

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    அரசியல் (Arasiyal) - Royalty
  • அதிகாரம்
    ஒற்றாடல் (Otraadal)
  • குறள்
    ஒற்றினான் ஒற்றிப் பொருள்தெரியா மன்னவன்
    கொற்றங் கொளக்கிடந்தது இல்.
  • விளக்கம்
    ஒற்றன் வழியாக எல்லோரிடத்தும் நடப்பவற்றை அறிந்து வரச் செய்து, அதனால் வரும் பயனை அறைந்து அறியாத மன்னவன், வெற்றி அடைதற்குரிய வழி இல்லை.
  • Translation
    in English
    By spies who spies, not weighing things they bring,
    Nothing can victory give to that unwary king.
  • Meaning
    There is no way for a king to obtain conquests, who knows not the advantage of discoveries made by a spy.


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