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.

0591. உடையர் எனப்படுவது ஊக்கம்

0591. Udayar Enappaduvathu Ookkam

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    அரசியல் (Arasiyal) - Royalty
  • அதிகாரம்
    ஊக்கம் உடைமை (Ookkam Udaimai)
  • குறள்
    உடையர் எனப்படுவது ஊக்கம் அஃதில்லார்
    உடையது உடையரோ மற்று.
  • விளக்கம்
    ஒருவர் உடையர் என்று சொல்லச் சிறந்து நிற்பது ஊக்கமாகும். அஃது இல்லாதவர் வேறு உடையதாகிய பொருள்களைப் பெற்றிருந்தாலும் உடையராகார்.
  • Translation
    in English
    'Tis energy gives men o'er that they own a true control;
    They nothing own who own not energy of soul.
  • Meaning
    Energy makes out the man of property; as for those who are destitute of it, do they (really) possess what they possess?


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