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.

0631. கருவியும் காலமும் செய்கையும்

0631. Karuviyum Kaalamum Seigaiyum

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    அமைச்சியல் (Amaichchiyal) - Ministers of State
  • அதிகாரம்
    அமைச்சு (Amaichchu)
    The Office of Minister of State
  • குறள்
    கருவியும் காலமும் செய்கையும் செய்யும்
    அருவினையும் மாண்டது அமைச்சு.
  • விளக்கம்
    தொழில் செய்வதற்குத் தேவையான கருவி, அதற்கு ஏற்ற காலம், செய்யும் விதம், செய்யப்படும் அரிய செயல் ஆகியவற்றை நன்கு ஆராய வல்லவனே அமைச்சனாவான்.
  • Translation
    in English
    A minister is he who grasps, with wisdom large,
    Means, time, work's mode, and functions rare he must discharge.
  • Meaning
    The minister is one who can make an excellent choice of means, time, manner of execution, and the difficult undertaking (itself).


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