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.

0639. பழுதெண்ணும் மந்திரியின் பக்கத்துள்

0639. Pazhuthennum Mandhiriyin Pakkaththul

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    அமைச்சியல் (Amaichchiyal) - Ministers of State
  • அதிகாரம்
    அமைச்சு (Amaichchu)
    The Office of Minister of State
  • குறள்
    பழுதெண்ணும் மந்திரியின் பக்கத்துள் தெவ்வோர்
    எழுபது கோடி உறும்.
  • விளக்கம்
    அருகில் இருந்து தீங்கு செய்ய என்னும் அமைச்சனை விட எழுபது கோடி பகைவர் பக்கத்தில் இருத்தல் நன்மை தரத்தக்கதாகும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    A minister who by king's side plots evil things
    Worse woes than countless foemen brings.
  • Meaning
    Far better are seventy crores of enemies (for a king) than a minister at his side who intends (his) ruin.


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