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.

0642. ஆக்கமுங் கேடும் அதனால்

0642. Aakkamung Kedum Adhanaal

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    அமைச்சியல் (Amaichchiyal) - Ministers of State
  • அதிகாரம்
    சொல்வன்மை (Solvanmai)
    Power in Speech
  • குறள்
    ஆக்கமுங் கேடும் அதனால் வருதலால்
    காத்தோம்பல் சொல்லின்கட் சோர்வு.
  • விளக்கம்
    ஒருவனுக்கு வாழ்வும் தாழ்வும் அவனுடைய நாவில் பிறக்கும் சொல்லால் வருதலால், சொல்லில் தவறு உண்டாகாமல் காத்துக் கொள்ளுதல் வேண்டும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Since gain and loss in life on speech depend,
    From careless slip in speech thyself defend.
  • Meaning
    Since (both) wealth and evil result from (their) speech, ministers should most carefully guard themselves against faultiness therein.


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