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.

0696. குறிப்பறிந்து காலங் கருதி

0696. Kuripparindhu Kaalang Karuthi

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    அமைச்சியல் (Amaichchiyal) - Ministers of State
  • அதிகாரம்
    மன்னரைச் சேர்ந்தொழுகல் (Mannaraich Cherndhozhugal)
    Conduct in the Presence of the King
  • குறள்
    குறிப்பறிந்து காலங் கருதி வெறுப்பில
    வேண்டுப வேட்பச் சொலல்.
  • விளக்கம்
    அரசனது குறிப்பறிந்து, தக்க காலம் பார்த்து, வெறுக்காததையும் விரும்புகின்றதையும் அவன் விரும்பும்படி சொல்ல வேண்டும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Knowing the signs, waiting for fitting time, with courteous care,
    Things not displeasing, needful things, declare.
  • Meaning
    Knowing the (king's disposition and seeking the right time, (the minister) should in a pleasing manner suggest things such as are desirable and not disagreeable.


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