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.

0772. கான முயலெய்த அம்பினில்

0772. Kaana Muyaleitha Ambinil

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    படையியல் (Padaiyiyal) - Army
  • அதிகாரம்
    படைச் செருக்கு (Padaich Cherukku)
    Military Spirit
  • குறள்
    கான முயலெய்த அம்பினில் யானை
    பிழைத்தவேல் ஏந்தல் இனிது.
  • விளக்கம்
    காட்டில் ஓடும் முயலைப் பிழையாமல் எய்த அம்பை ஏந்துவதை விட, யானையை எரிந்து பிழைத்த வேல் ஏந்துதல் சிறப்பாகும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Who aims at elephant, though dart should fail, has greater praise.
    Than he who woodland hare with winged arrow slays.
  • Meaning
    It is more pleasant to hold the dart that has missed an elephant than that which has hit hare in the forest.


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