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.

0715. நன்றென்ற வற்றுள்ளும் நன்றே

0715. Nandrendra Vatrullum Nandre

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    அமைச்சியல் (Amaichchiyal) - Ministers of State
  • அதிகாரம்
    அவை அறிதல் (Avai Arithal)
    The Knowledge of the Council Chamber
  • குறள்
    நன்றென்ற வற்றுள்ளும் நன்றே முதுவருள்
    முந்து கிளவாச் செறிவு.
  • விளக்கம்
    தம்மைவிட அறிவால் மேம்பட்டவர் இருக்கும் அவையில் முன்னே சென்று ஒன்றைச் சொல்லாத அடக்கம், நல்லன என்று சிறப்பித்துச் சொல்லப்பட்ட குணங்களுள் நல்லதாகும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Midst all good things the best is modest grace,
    That speaks not first before the elders' face.
  • Meaning
    The modesty by which one does not rush forward and speak in (an assembly of) superiors is the best among all (one's) good qualities.


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