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.

0587. மறைந்தவை கேட்கவற் றாகி

0587. Maraindhavai Ketkavat Raagi

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    அரசியல் (Arasiyal) - Royalty
  • அதிகாரம்
    ஒற்றாடல் (Otraadal)
  • குறள்
    மறைந்தவை கேட்கவற் றாகி அறிந்தவை
    ஐயப்பாடு இல்லதே ஒற்று.
  • விளக்கம்
    மறைவாக நடப்பவனவற்றைக் கேட்டு அறிய வல்லவனாய், அவ்வாறு அறிந்தவற்றுள் ஐயமின்றித் துணிய வல்லவனே ஒற்றனாவான்.
  • Translation
    in English
    A spy must search each hidden matter out,
    And full report must render, free from doubt.
  • Meaning
    A spy is one who is able to discover what is hidden and who retains no doubt concerning what he has known.


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