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.

0718. உணர்வ துடையார்முன் சொல்லல்

0718. Unarva Thudaiyaarmun Sollal

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    அமைச்சியல் (Amaichchiyal) - Ministers of State
  • அதிகாரம்
    அவை அறிதல் (Avai Arithal)
    The Knowledge of the Council Chamber
  • குறள்
    உணர்வ துடையார்முன் சொல்லல் வளர்வதன்
    பாத்தியுள் நீர்சொரிந் தற்று.
  • விளக்கம்
    தாமே அறியும் அறிவுடையார் முன்பு ஒன்றைச் சொல்வது, வளர்கின்ற பயிர் நின்ற பாத்தியுள் தண்ணீரை ஊற்றுவது போன்றதாகும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    To speak where understanding hearers you obtain,
    Is sprinkling water on the fields of growing grain!
  • Meaning
    Lecturing to those who have the ability to understand (for themselves) is like watering a bed of plants that are growing (of themselves).


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