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.

0726. வாளொடென் வன்கண்ணர் அல்லார்க்கு

0726. Vaaloden Vankannar Allaarkku

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    அமைச்சியல் (Amaichchiyal) - Ministers of State
  • அதிகாரம்
    அவை அஞ்சாமை (Avai Anjaamai)
    Not to Dread the Council
  • குறள்
    வாளொடென் வன்கண்ணர் அல்லார்க்கு நூலொடென்
    நுண்ணவை அஞ்சு பவர்க்கு.
  • விளக்கம்
    வீரம் இல்லாதவர்க்கும் வாட்போருக்கும் என்ன தொடர்பு இருக்கின்றது? அதுபோல் அறிவுடையோர் அவையில் அஞ்சுகின்றவர்க்கும் நூலுக்கும் என்ன தொடர்பு இருக்கின்றது?
  • Translation
    in English
    To those who lack the hero's eye what can the sword avail?
    Or science what, to those before the council keen who quail?
  • Meaning
    What have they to do with a sword who are not valiant, or they with learning who are afraid of an intelligent assembly ?


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