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.

0663. கடைக்கொட்கச் செய்தக்க தாண்மை

0663. Kadaikkotkach Cheithakka Thaanmai

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    அமைச்சியல் (Amaichchiyal) - Ministers of State
  • அதிகாரம்
    வினைத்திட்பம் (Vinaiththitpam)
    Power in Action
  • குறள்
    கடைக்கொட்கச் செய்தக்க தாண்மை இடைக்கொட்கின்
    எற்றா விழுமந் தரும்.
  • விளக்கம்
    செய்யப்படும் செயலையெல்லாம் மறைத்து முடிவில் வெளிப்படுமாறு செய்வதே வலிமையாகும்; செய்யும் பொது இடையில் வெளிப்பட்டால், அதனால் செய்கின்றவனுக்கு நீங்காத துன்பம் வரும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Man's fitting work is known but by success achieved;
    In midst the plan revealed brings ruin ne'er to be retrieved.
  • Meaning
    So to perform an act as to publish it (only) at its termination is (true) manliness; for to announce it beforehand, will cause irremediable sorrow.


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