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.

0684. அறிவுரு வாராய்ந்த கல்விஇம்

0684. Arivuru Vaaraaindha Kalviim

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    அமைச்சியல் (Amaichchiyal) - Ministers of State
  • அதிகாரம்
    தூது (Thoothu)
    The Envoy
  • குறள்
    அறிவுரு வாராய்ந்த கல்விஇம் மூன்றன்
    செறிவுடையான் செல்க வினைக்கு.
  • விளக்கம்
    இயற்கையறிவும், தோற்றப் பொலிவும், தேர்ந்த கல்வியும் ஆகிய மூன்று தன்மைகளும் உடையவனே தூது செல்லுதல் வேண்டும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Sense, goodly grace, and knowledge exquisite.
    Who hath these three for envoy's task is fit.
  • Meaning
    He may go on a mission (to foreign rulers) who has combined in him all these three. viz., (natural) sense, an attractive bearing and well-tried learning.


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