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.

0708. முகம்நோக்கி நிற்க அமையும்

0708. Mugamnokki Nirka Amaiyum

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    அமைச்சியல் (Amaichchiyal) - Ministers of State
  • அதிகாரம்
    குறிப்பறிதல் (Kuripparithal)
    The Knowledge of Indications
  • குறள்
    முகம்நோக்கி நிற்க அமையும் அகம்நோக்கி
    உற்ற துணர்வார்ப் பெறின்.
  • விளக்கம்
    மனத்தில் நிகழ்வதைக் குறிப்பால் உணர்ந்து, நேர்ந்த துன்பத்தைத் தீர்ப்பாரைப் பெற்றால், அவர் முகத்தைப் பார்த்து நிற்றலே துன்பத்தை ஒழிப்பதற்குப் போதுமானது.
  • Translation
    in English
    To see the face is quite enough, in presence brought,
    When men can look within and know the lurking thought.
  • Meaning
    If the king gets those who by looking into his mind can understand (and remove) what has occurred (to him) it is enough that he stand looking at their face.


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