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.

0637. செயற்கை அறிந்தக் கடைத்தும்

0637. Seyarkai Arindhak Kadaiththum

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    அமைச்சியல் (Amaichchiyal) - Ministers of State
  • அதிகாரம்
    அமைச்சு (Amaichchu)
    The Office of Minister of State
  • குறள்
    செயற்கை அறிந்தக் கடைத்தும் உலகத்து
    இயற்கை அறிந்து செயல்.
  • விளக்கம்
    ஒரு செயலைச் செய்தற்குரிய வழியை நூல் மூலம் அறிந்திருப்பினும், உலக இயல்பையும் அறிந்து, அதன்படி செய்யவேண்டும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Though knowing all that books can teach, 'tis truest tact
    To follow common sense of men in act.
  • Meaning
    Though you are acquainted with the (theoretical) methods (of performing an act), understand the ways of the world and act accordingly.


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