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.

1285. எழுதுங்கால் கோல்காணாக் கண்ணேபோல்

1285. Ezhuthunkaal Kolkaanaak Kannepol

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    இன்பத்துப்பால் (Inbaththuppaal) - Love
  • இயல்
    கற்பியல் (Karpiyal) - The Post-Marital Love
  • அதிகாரம்
    புணர்ச்சி விதும்பல் (Punarchchi Vithumbal)
    Desire for Reunion
  • குறள்
    எழுதுங்கால் கோல்காணாக் கண்ணேபோல் கொண்கன்
    பழிகாணேன் கண்ட இடத்து.
  • விளக்கம்
    மை தீட்டும்போது கோலைப் பார்க்க மாட்டாத கண்ணைப் போல், கணவரின் குற்றத்தை அவரைக் கண்டபோது காணமாட்டேன்.
  • Translation
    in English
    The eye sees not the rod that paints it; nor can I
    See any fault, when I behold my husband nigh.
  • Meaning
    Like the eyes which see not the pencil that paints it, I cannot see my husband's fault (just) when I meet him.


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