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.

0681. அன்புடைமை ஆன்ற குடிப்பிறத்தல்

0681. Anbudaimai Aandra Kudippiraththal

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    அமைச்சியல் (Amaichchiyal) - Ministers of State
  • அதிகாரம்
    தூது (Thoothu)
    The Envoy
  • குறள்
    அன்புடைமை ஆன்ற குடிப்பிறத்தல் வேந்தவாம்
    பண்புடைமை தூதுரைப்பான் பண்பு.
  • விளக்கம்
    சுற்றத்தாரிடத்தில் அன்புடையனாதலும், உயர் குடியில் பிறத்தலும், மன்னர் விரும்பும் நல்ல குணம் உடையனாதலும் தூது செல்பவனின் தன்மைகள் ஆகும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Benevolence high birth, the courtesy kings love:-
    These qualities the envoy of a king approve.
  • Meaning
    The qualification of an ambassador are affection (for his relations) a fitting birth, and the possession of attributes pleasing to royalty.


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