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.

0606. படியுடையார் பற்றமைந்தக் கண்ணும்

0606. Padiyudaiyaar Patramaindhak Kannum

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    அரசியல் (Arasiyal) - Royalty
  • அதிகாரம்
    மடி இன்மை (Madi Inmai)
  • குறள்
    படியுடையார் பற்றமைந்தக் கண்ணும் மடியுடையார்
    மாண்பயன் எய்தல் அரிது.
  • விளக்கம்
    நிலம் முழுவதையும் ஆளும் அரசனது செல்வமெல்லாம் தானே வந்தடைந்தவிடத்தும், சோம்பல் உடையவர் அதனால் சிறந்த பயனை அடையமாட்டார்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Though lords of earth unearned possessions gain,
    The slothful ones no yield of good obtain.
  • Meaning
    It is a rare thing for the idle, even when possessed of the riches of kings who ruled over the whole earth, to derive any great benefit from it.


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