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.

0739. நாடென்ப நாடா வளத்தன

0739. Naadenba Naadaa Valaththana

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    அரணியல் (Araniyal) - Essentials of a State
  • அதிகாரம்
    நாடு (Naadu)
    The Land
  • குறள்
    நாடென்ப நாடா வளத்தன நாடல்ல
    நாட வளந்தரு நாடு.
  • விளக்கம்
    வாழ்வார் தேடி வருந்தாமல் தானே வரும் செல்வத்தை உடைய நாடே நாடு எனப்படும்; வருந்தித் தேடச் செல்வம் வரும் நாடு நாடு ஆகமாட்டாது.
  • Translation
    in English
    That is a land that yields increase unsought,
    That is no land whose gifts with toil are bought.
  • Meaning
    The learned say that those are kingdom whose wealth is not laboured for, and those not, whose wealth is only obtained through labour.


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