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.

0686. கற்றுக்கண் அஞ்சான் செலச்சொல்லிக்

0686. Katrukkan Anjaan Selachchollik

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    அமைச்சியல் (Amaichchiyal) - Ministers of State
  • அதிகாரம்
    தூது (Thoothu)
    The Envoy
  • குறள்
    கற்றுக்கண் அஞ்சான் செலச்சொல்லிக் காலத்தால்
    தக்கது அறிவதாம் தூது.
  • விளக்கம்
    நீதி நூல்களைக் கற்று, பகைவரின் பார்வைக்கு அஞ்சாது தான் சென்ற காரியத்தைப் பகை அரசர் ஏற்கும்படி சொல்லி, காலத்தோடு பொருந்த அதை முடிக்கத்தக்கவனே தூதனாவான்.
  • Translation
    in English
    An envoy meet is he, well-learned, of fearless eye
    Who speaks right home, prepared for each emergency.
  • Meaning
    He is an ambassador who having studied (politics) talks impressively, is not afraid of angry looks, and knows (to employ) the art suited to the time.


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