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.

0662. ஊறொரால் உற்றபின் ஒல்காமை

0662. Oororaal Utrapin Olkaamai

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    அமைச்சியல் (Amaichchiyal) - Ministers of State
  • அதிகாரம்
    வினைத்திட்பம் (Vinaiththitpam)
    Power in Action
  • குறள்
    ஊறொரால் உற்றபின் ஒல்காமை இவ்விரண்டின்
    ஆறென்பர் ஆய்ந்தவர் கோள்.
  • விளக்கம்
    பழுதுபடும் செயலைச் செய்யாமையும், பழுதுபட்ட விடத்து மனந்தளராமையுமாகிய இவ்விரண்டும் செயலைச் செய்பவரின் நெறியாகும் என அறிவுடையோர் கூறுவர்.
  • Translation
    in English
    'Each hindrance shun', 'unyielding onward press, If obstacle be there,'
    These two define your way, so those that search out truth declare.
  • Meaning
    Not to perform a ruinous act, and not to be discouraged by the ruinous termination of an act, are the two maxims which, the wise say, from the principles of those who have investigated the subject.


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