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.

0688. தூய்மை துணைமை துணிவுடைமை

0688. Thooimai Thunaimai Thunivudaimai

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    அமைச்சியல் (Amaichchiyal) - Ministers of State
  • அதிகாரம்
    தூது (Thoothu)
    The Envoy
  • குறள்
    தூய்மை துணைமை துணிவுடைமை இம்மூன்றின்
    வாய்மை வழியுரைப்பான் பண்பு.
  • விளக்கம்
    தன் அரசன் சொன்னதை அவ்வாறே சொல்லுவோனது இலக்கணம், பொருள் காமங்களால் தூய்மை இழக்காமையும், அவர் அமைச்சர் துணையாகும் தன்மையும், உண்மையும் ஆகியவை யாகும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Integrity, resources, soul determined, truthfulness.
    Who rightly speaks his message must these marks possess.
  • Meaning
    The qualifications of him who faithfully delivers his (sovereign's) message are purity, the support (of foreign ministers), and boldness, with truthfulness in addition to the (aforesaid) three.


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