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.

0725. ஆற்றின் அளவறிந்து கற்க

0725. Aatrin Alavarindhu Karka

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    அமைச்சியல் (Amaichchiyal) - Ministers of State
  • அதிகாரம்
    அவை அஞ்சாமை (Avai Anjaamai)
    Not to Dread the Council
  • குறள்
    ஆற்றின் அளவறிந்து கற்க அவையஞ்சா
    மாற்றங் கொடுத்தற் பொருட்டு.
  • விளக்கம்
    வேற்று அரசரவையில் கேட்ட கேள்விக்கு அஞ்சாது மறுமொழி சொல்வதற்குத் தருக்க நூற் பொருள் தெரிந்து கற்றல் வேண்டும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    By rule, to dialectic art your mind apply,
    That in the council fearless you may make an apt reply.
  • Meaning
    In order to reply fearlessly before a foreign court, (ministers) should learn logic according to the rules (of grammar).


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