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.

0636. மதிநுட்பம் நூலோடு உடையார்க்கு

0636. Mathinutpam Noolodu Udaiyaarkku

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    அமைச்சியல் (Amaichchiyal) - Ministers of State
  • அதிகாரம்
    அமைச்சு (Amaichchu)
    The Office of Minister of State
  • குறள்
    மதிநுட்பம் நூலோடு உடையார்க்கு அதிநுட்பம்
    யாவுள முன்நிற் பவை.
  • விளக்கம்
    மதிநுட்பத்தோடு நூலறிவும் உடைய அமைச்சருக்குமுன், பகைவரின் அதிக நுட்பமுடைய உபாயங்கள் எதிர் நிற்கமாட்டா.
  • Translation
    in English
    When native subtilty combines with sound scholastic lore,
    'Tis subtilty surpassing all, which nothing stands before.
  • Meaning
    What (contrivances) are there so acute as to resist those who possess natural acuteness in addition to learning ?.


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