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.

0697. வேட்பன சொல்லி வினையில

0697. Vetpana Solli Vinaiyila

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    அமைச்சியல் (Amaichchiyal) - Ministers of State
  • அதிகாரம்
    மன்னரைச் சேர்ந்தொழுகல் (Mannaraich Cherndhozhugal)
    Conduct in the Presence of the King
  • குறள்
    வேட்பன சொல்லி வினையில எஞ்ஞான்றும்
    கேட்பினும் சொல்லா விடல்.
  • விளக்கம்
    அரசன் விரும்பும் செயல்களை அவனிடம் சொல்லி, பயனில்லாதவற்றை அவன் கேட்டாலும் ஒருபோதும் சொல்லாதிருக்க வேண்டும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Speak pleasant things, but never utter idle word;
    Not though by monarch's ears with pleasure heard.
  • Meaning
    Ministers should (always) give agreeable advice but on no occasion recommend useless actions, though requested (to do so).


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