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.

0719. புல்லவையுள் பொச்சாந்தும் சொல்லற்க

0719. Pullavaiyul Pochchaandhum Sollarka

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    அமைச்சியல் (Amaichchiyal) - Ministers of State
  • அதிகாரம்
    அவை அறிதல் (Avai Arithal)
    The Knowledge of the Council Chamber
  • குறள்
    புல்லவையுள் பொச்சாந்தும் சொல்லற்க நல்லவையுள்
    நன்குசலச் சொல்லு வார்.
  • விளக்கம்
    நல்லோர் இருக்கும் அவையில், அவர்கள் மனத்தில் பதியுமாறு நல்ல பொருள்களைச் சொல்ல வல்லவர், அறிவிலார் உள்ள அவையில் எதையும் மறந்தும் சொல்லக் கூடாது.
  • Translation
    in English
    In councils of the good, who speak good things with penetrating power,
    In councils of the mean, let them say nought, e'en in oblivious hour.
  • Meaning
    Those who are able to speak good things impressively in an assembly of the good should not even forgetfully speak them in that of the low.


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