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.

0678. வினையான் வினையாக்கிக் கோடல்

0678. Vinaiyaan Vinaiyaakkik Kodal

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    அமைச்சியல் (Amaichchiyal) - Ministers of State
  • அதிகாரம்
    வினைசெயல்வகை (Vinaiseyalvagai)
    Modes of Action
  • குறள்
    வினையான் வினையாக்கிக் கோடல் நனைகவுள்
    யானையால் யானையாத் தற்று.
  • விளக்கம்
    செய்கின்ற செயலாலே அது போன்ற மற்றுமொரு செயலை முடித்துக் கொள்ளுதல் வேண்டும்; அஃது ஒரு யானையாலே மற்றொரு யானையைக் கட்டியதோடு ஒக்கும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    By one thing done you reach a second work's accomplishment;
    So furious elephant to snare its fellow brute is sent.
  • Meaning
    To make one undertaking the means of accomplishing another (similar to it) is like making one rutting elephant the means of capturing another.


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