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.

0641. நாநலம் என்னும் நலனுடைமை

0641. Naanalam Ennum Nalanudaimai

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    அமைச்சியல் (Amaichchiyal) - Ministers of State
  • அதிகாரம்
    சொல்வன்மை (Solvanmai)
    Power in Speech
  • குறள்
    நாநலம் என்னும் நலனுடைமை அந்நலம்
    யாநலத்து உள்ளதூஉம் அன்று.
  • விளக்கம்
    சொல்வன்மை என்ற நலம், மற்ற நலன்களுள் அடங்குவதன்று; ஆகையால், நாவின் நலம் என்று சொல்லப்படுகின்ற நலம் ஒருவருக்குச் சிறந்த உடைமையாகும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    A tongue that rightly speaks the right is greatest gain,
    It stands alone midst goodly things that men obtain.
  • Meaning
    The possession of that goodness which is called the goodness of speech is (even to others) better than any other goodness.


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