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.

0646. வேட்பத்தாஞ் சொல்லிப் பிறர்சொல்

0646. Vetpaththaanj Chollip Pirarsol

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    அமைச்சியல் (Amaichchiyal) - Ministers of State
  • அதிகாரம்
    சொல்வன்மை (Solvanmai)
    Power in Speech
  • குறள்
    வேட்பத்தாஞ் சொல்லிப் பிறர்சொல் பயன்கோடல்
    மாட்சியின் மாசற்றார் கோள்.
  • விளக்கம்
    பிறர் விரும்புமாறு தாம் சொல்லி, பிறர் சொல்லுவதன் பயனைத் தாம் அறிந்து கொள்ளுதல், குற்றமற்ற உயர்ந்த கொள்கையாகும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Charming each hearer's ear, of others' words to seize the sense,
    Is method wise of men of spotless excellence.
  • Meaning
    It is the opinion of those who are free from defects in diplomacy that the minister should speak so as to make his hearers desire (to hear more) and grasp the meaning of what he hears himself.


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