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.

0704. குறித்தது கூறாமைக் கொள்வாரோ

0704. Kuriththathu Kooraamaik Kolvaaro

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    அமைச்சியல் (Amaichchiyal) - Ministers of State
  • அதிகாரம்
    குறிப்பறிதல் (Kuripparithal)
    The Knowledge of Indications
  • குறள்
    குறித்தது கூறாமைக் கொள்வாரோ டேனை
    உறுப்போ ரனையரால் வேறு.
  • விளக்கம்
    ஒருவன் மனத்தில் நினைத்ததை அவன் சொல்லாமலே அறிய வல்லவரோடு, அவ்வாறு அறிய மாட்டாதவர் உறுப்பால் ஒத்திருப்பினும் அறிவால் வேறுபட்டவராவர்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Who reads what's shown by signs, though words unspoken be,
    In form may seem as other men, in function nobler far is he.
  • Meaning
    Those who understand one's thoughts without being informed (thereof) and those who do not, may (indeed) resemble one another bodily; still are they different (mentally).


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