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Wealth


Introduction Thirukkural

Thirukkural was written by Thiruvalluvar also known as Poiyaamozhilpulavar & Theivappulavar. It has a total of 133 Chapters. There are […]...
 
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Chapter 39 – The Greatness of a King / Iraimaatchi

Couplets / kuratpaakal Couplet 381 An army, people, wealth, a minister, friends, fort: six things- Who owns them all, a lion […]...
 
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Chapter 40 – Learning / Kalvi

Couplets / kuratpaakal  Couplet 391 So learn that you may full and faultless learning gain, Then in obedience meet to lessons […]...
 
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Chapter 41 – Ignorance / Kallaamai

Couplet 401 Like those at draughts would play without the chequered square, Men void of ample lore would counsels of […]...
 
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Chapter 42 – Hearing / Kelvi

Couplets / kuratpaakal Couplet 411 Wealth of wealth is wealth acquired be ear attend; Wealth mid all wealth supremely excellent. Explanation […]...
 
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Chapter 43 – The Possession of Knowledge / Arivutaimai

Couplets / kuratpaakal Couplet 421 True wisdom wards off woes, A circling fortress high; Its inner strength man’s eager foes Unshaken […]...
 
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Chapter 44 – The Correction of Faults / Kutrangatidhal

Couplets / kuratpaakal Couplet 431 Who arrogance, and wrath, and littleness of low desire restrain, To sure increase of lofty dignity […]...
 
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Chapter 45 – Seeking the Aid of Great Men / Periyaaraith Thunaikkotal

Couplets / kuratpaakal Couplet 441 As friends the men who virtue knows, and riper wisdom share, Their worth weighed well, the […]...
 
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Chapter 46 – Avoiding mean Associations / Sitrinanjeraamai

Couplets / kuratpaakal Couplet 451 The great of soul will mean association fear; The mean of soul regard mean men as […]...
 
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Chapter 47 – Acting after due Consideration / Therindhuseyalvakai

Couplets / kuratpaakal Couplet 461 Expenditure, return, and profit of the deed In time to come; weigh these- than to the […]...
 
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Chapter 48 -The Knowledge of Power / Valiyaridhal

Couplets / kuratpaakal Couplet 471 The force the strife demands, the force he owns, the force of foes, The force of […]...
 
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Chapter 49 – Knowing the fitting Time / Kaalamaridhal

Couplets / kuratpaakal Couplet 481 A crow will conquer owl in broad daylight; The king that foes would crush, needs fitting […]...
 
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Chapter 50 – Knowing the Place / Idanaridhal

Couplets / kuratpaakal  Couplet 491 Begin no work of war, depise no foe, Till place where you can wholly circumvent you […]...
 
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Chapter 51 Selection and Confidence / Therindhudhelidhal

Couplets / kuratpaakal Couplet 501 How treats he virtue, wealth and pleasure? How, when life’s at stake, Comports himself? This four-fold […]...
 
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Chapter 52 – Selection and Employment / Therindhuvinaiyaatal

Couplets / kuratpaakal  Couplet 511 Who good and evil scanning, ever makes the good his joy; Such man of virtuous mood […]...
 
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Chapter 53 – Cherishing Kinsmen / Sutrandhazhaal

Couplets / kuratpaakal Couplet 521 When wealth is fled, old kindness still to show, Is kindly grace that only kinsmen know. […]...
 
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Chapter 54 – Unforgetfulness / Pochchaavaamai

Couplets / kuratpaakal Couplet 531 ‘Tis greater ill, it rapture of o’erweening gladness to the soul Bring self-forgetfulness than if transcendent […]...
 
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Chapter 55 – The Right Sceptre / Sengonmai

Couplets / kuratpaakal Couplet 541 Search out, to no one favour show; with heart that justice loves Consult, then act; this […]...
 
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Chapter 56 – The Cruel Sceptre / Kotungonmai

Couplets / kuratpaakal  Couplet 551 Than one who plies the murderer’s trade, more cruel is the king Who all injustice works, […]...
 
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Chapter 57 / Absence of Terrorism

Veruvandhaseyyaamai Couplets / kuratpaakal Couplet 561 Who punishes, investigation made in due degree, So as to stay advance of crime, a […]...
 
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Chapter 58 – Benignity / Kannottam

Couplet 571 Since true benignity, that grace exceeding great, resides In kingly souls, world in happy state abides. Explanation The […]...
 
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Chapter 59 – Detectives / Otraatal

Couplet 581 These two: the code renowned and spies, In these let king confide as eyes. Explanation Let a king […]...
 
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Chapter 60 – Energy / Ookkamutaimai

Couplets / kuratpaakal Couplet 591 ‘Tis energy gives men o’er that they own a true control; They nothing own who own […]...
 
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Chapter 61 – Unsluggishness / Matiyinmai

Couplets / kuratpaakal Couplet 601 Of household dignity the lustre beaming bright, Flickers and dies when sluggish foulness dims its light. […]...
 
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Chapter 62 – Manly Effort / Aalvinaiyutaimai

Couplets / kuratpaakal Couplet 611 Say not, ‘Tis hard’, in weak, desponding hour, For strenuous effort gives prevailing power. Explanation Yield […]...
 
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Chapter 63 – Hopefulness in Trouble / Itukkan Azhiyaamai

Couplets / kuratpaakal Couplet 621 Smile, with patient, hopeful heart, in troublous hour; Meet and so vanquish grief; nothing hath equal […]...
 
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Chapter 64 – The Office of Minister of state / Amaichchu

Couplets / kuratpaakal Couplet 631 A minister is he who grasps, with wisdom large, Means, time, work’s mode, and functions rare […]...
 
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Chapter 65 – Power of Speech / Solvanmai

Couplets / kuratpaakal Couplet 641 A tongue that rightly speaks the right is greatest gain, It stands alone midst goodly things […]...
 
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Chapter 66 – Purity in Action / Vinaiththooimai

Couplets / kuratpaakal Couplet 651 The good external help confers is worldly gain; By action good men every needed gift obtains. […]...
 
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Chapter 67 Power in Action / Vinaiththitpam

Couplets / kuratpaakal Couplet 661 What men call ‘power in action’ know for ‘power of mind’ Externe to man all other […]...
 
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