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.

0588. ஒற்றொற்றித் தந்த பொருளையும்

0588. Otrotrith Thandha Porulaiyum

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    அரசியல் (Arasiyal) - Royalty
  • அதிகாரம்
    ஒற்றாடல் (Otraadal)
  • குறள்
    ஒற்றொற்றித் தந்த பொருளையும் மற்றுமோர்
    ஒற்றினால் ஒற்றிக் கொளல்.
  • விளக்கம்
    ஓர் ஒற்றன் அறிந்து வந்து கூறிய செய்தியை, மன்னன் மற்றோர் ஒற்றனாலும் ஒற்றுவித்து ஒப்பு நோக்கிக் கொள்ளுதல் வேண்டும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Spying by spies, the things they tell
    To test by other spies is well.
  • Meaning
    Let not a king receive the information which a spy has discovered and made known to him, until he has examined it by another spy.


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