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.

0693. போற்றின் அரியவை போற்றல்

0693. Potrin Ariyavai Potral

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    அமைச்சியல் (Amaichchiyal) - Ministers of State
  • அதிகாரம்
    மன்னரைச் சேர்ந்தொழுகல் (Mannaraich Cherndhozhugal)
    Conduct in the Presence of the King
  • குறள்
    போற்றின் அரியவை போற்றல் கடுத்தபின்
    தேற்றுதல் யார்க்கும் அரிது.
  • விளக்கம்
    தம்மைக் காத்துக் கொள்ள விரும்பினால், தம்மிடம் பிழைகள் வராமல் காத்துக்கொள்ள வேண்டும்; மன்னர் சந்தேகம் கொண்டு விட்டால், பின்னர் அவரைத் தெளிவித்தல் யார்க்கும் அரிதாகும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Who would walk warily, let him of greater faults beware;
    To clear suspicions once aroused is an achievement rare.
  • Meaning
    Ministers who would save themselves should avoid (the commission of) serious errors for if the king's suspicion is once roused, no one can remove it.


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