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.

0634. தெரிதலும் தேர்ந்து செயலும்

0634. Therithalum Therndhu Seyalum

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    அமைச்சியல் (Amaichchiyal) - Ministers of State
  • அதிகாரம்
    அமைச்சு (Amaichchu)
    The Office of Minister of State
  • குறள்
    தெரிதலும் தேர்ந்து செயலும் ஒருதலையாச்
    சொல்லலும் வல்லது அமைச்சு.
  • விளக்கம்
    செய்வதற்குரிய செயல் பற்றி ஆராய்தல், ஆராய்ந்து செய்தல், அறிவுரைகளைத் துணிந்து சொல்லுதல் ஆகியவற்றில் வல்லவனே அமைச்சனாவான்.
  • Translation
    in English
    A minister has power to see the methods help afford,
    To ponder long, then utter calm conclusive word.
  • Meaning
    The minister is one who is able to comprehend (the whole nature of an undertaking), execute it in the best manner possible, and offer assuring advice (in time of necessity).


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