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.

0647. சொலல்வல்லன் சோர்விலன் அஞ்சான்

0647. Solalvallan Sorvilan Anjaan

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    அமைச்சியல் (Amaichchiyal) - Ministers of State
  • அதிகாரம்
    சொல்வன்மை (Solvanmai)
    Power in Speech
  • குறள்
    சொலல்வல்லன் சோர்விலன் அஞ்சான் அவனை
    இகல்வெல்லல் யார்க்கும் அரிது.
  • விளக்கம்
    தான் எண்ணியவற்றைப் பிறர் ஏற்குமாறு சொல்ல வல்லவனாகவும், சொல்ல வேண்டியவற்றை மறவாதவனாகவும், அவைக்கு அஞ்சாதவனாகவும் உள்ளவனைப் பகைவனாகக் கொண்டு வெல்லுதல் எவர்க்கும் அரிது.
  • Translation
    in English
    Mighty in word, of unforgetful mind, of fearless speech,
    'Tis hard for hostile power such man to overreach.
  • Meaning
    It is impossible for any one to conquer him by intrique who possesses power of speech, and is neither faulty nor timid.


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