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.

0670. எனைத்திட்பம் எய்தியக் கண்ணும்

0670. Enaiththitpam Eithiyak Kannum

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    அமைச்சியல் (Amaichchiyal) - Ministers of State
  • அதிகாரம்
    வினைத்திட்பம் (Vinaiththitpam)
    Power in Action
  • குறள்
    எனைத்திட்பம் எய்தியக் கண்ணும் வினைத்திட்பம்
    வேண்டாரை வேண்டாது உலகு.
  • விளக்கம்
    செய்யும் செயலில் உறுதி கொள்ளாதவரை, அவரிடத்தில் வேறு எந்த வலிமை இருந்தாலும் உலகத்தவர் மதிக்க மாட்டார்.
  • Translation
    in English
    The world desires not men of every power possessed,
    Who power in act desire not,- crown of all the rest.
  • Meaning
    The great will not esteem those who esteem not firmness of action, whatever other abilities the latter may possess.


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