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.

0673. ஒல்லும்வா யெல்லாம் வினைநன்றே

0673. Ollumvaa Yellaam Vinainandre

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    அமைச்சியல் (Amaichchiyal) - Ministers of State
  • அதிகாரம்
    வினைசெயல்வகை (Vinaiseyalvagai)
    Modes of Action
  • குறள்
    ஒல்லும்வா யெல்லாம் வினைநன்றே ஒல்லாக்கால்
    செல்லும்வாய் நோக்கிச் செயல்.
  • விளக்கம்
    செய்யமுடியும் இடத்தில் எல்லாம் செயல் செய்தல் நல்லது; செய்யவியலாதபோது தக்க உபாயத்தை ஆராய்ந்து செய்தல் நல்லது.
  • Translation
    in English
    When way is clear, prompt let your action be;
    When not, watch till some open path you see.
  • Meaning
    Whenever it is possible (to overcome your enemy) the act (of fighting) is certainly good; if not, endeavour to employ some more successful method.


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