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.

0683. நூலாருள் நூல்வல்லன் ஆகுதல்

0683. Noolaarul Noolvallan Aaguthal

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    அமைச்சியல் (Amaichchiyal) - Ministers of State
  • அதிகாரம்
    தூது (Thoothu)
    The Envoy
  • குறள்
    நூலாருள் நூல்வல்லன் ஆகுதல் வேலாருள்
    வென்றி வினையுரைப்பான் பண்பு.
  • விளக்கம்
    வேற்றரசரிடம் சென்று தன் அரசுக்கு வெற்றிதரும் சொல்லைச் சொல்லும் தூதன் இலக்கணம், அரசநீதி கற்று அறிந்தவர்களுள் தான் சிறந்த அறிவுடையவனாக இருத்தலே.
  • Translation
    in English
    Mighty in lore amongst the learned must he be,
    Midst jav'lin-bearing kings who speaks the words of victory.
  • Meaning
    To be powerful in politics among those who are learned (in ethics) is the character of him who speaks to lance-bearing kings on matters of triumph (to his own sovereign).


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