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.

0699. கொளப்பட்டேம் என்றெண்ணிக் கொள்ளாத

0699. Kolappattem Endrennik Kollaatha

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    அமைச்சியல் (Amaichchiyal) - Ministers of State
  • அதிகாரம்
    மன்னரைச் சேர்ந்தொழுகல் (Mannaraich Cherndhozhugal)
    Conduct in the Presence of the King
  • குறள்
    கொளப்பட்டேம் என்றெண்ணிக் கொள்ளாத செய்யார்
    துளக்கற்ற காட்சி யவர்.
  • விளக்கம்
    கலக்கமற்ற தெளிந்த அறிவினையுடையார், 'அரசனால் நாம் நன்கு மதிக்கப்பட்டோம்' என்று எண்ணி, அவன் விரும்பாதவற்றைச் செய்யமாட்டார்.
  • Translation
    in English
    'We've gained his grace, boots nought what graceless acts we do',
    So deem not sages who the changeless vision view.
  • Meaning
    Those whose judgement is firm will not do what is disagreeable (to the sovereign) saying (within themselves) "We are esteemed by the king".


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