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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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Chapter 68 – Modes of Action / Vinaiseyalvakai

Couplets / kuratpaakal Couplet 671 The Resolve is counsel’s end, If resolutions halt In weak delays, still unfulfilled, ’tis grievous fault. […]...
 
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Chapter 69 – The Envoy / Thoodhu

Couplets / kuratpaakal Couplet 681 Benevolence high birth, the courtesy kings love: – These qualities the envoy of a king approves. […]...
 
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Chapter 70 – Conduct in the Presence of the King

Mannaraich Cherndhozhudhal Couplets / kuratpaakal Couplet 691 Who warm them at the fire draw not too near, nor keep too much […]...
 
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Chapter 71 – The Knowledge of Indications / Kuripparidhal

Couplets / kuratpaakal Couplet 701 Who knows the sign, and reads unuttered thought, the gem is he, Of earth round traversed […]...
 
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Chapter 72 – The Knowledge of the Council Chamber

Avaiyaridhal Couplets / kuratpaakal Couplet 711 Men pure in heart, who know of words the varied force, Should to their audience […]...
 
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Chapter 73 – Not to dread the Council Avaiyanjaamai

Couplets / kuratpaakal Couplet 721 Men, pure in heart, who know of words the varied force, The mighty council’s moods discern, […]...
 
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Chapter 74 – The Land / Naatu

Couplets / kuratpaakal Couplet 731 Where spreads fertility unfailing, where resides a band, Of virtuous men, and those of ample wealth, […]...
 
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Chapter 75 – The Fortification / Aran

Couplets / kuratpaakal Couplet 741 A fort is wealth to those who act against their foes; Is wealth to them who, […]...
 
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Chapter 76 – Way of Accumulating Wealth / Porulseyalvakai

Couplets / kuratpaakal Couplet 751 Nothing exists save wealth, that can Change man of nought to worthy man. Explanation Besides wealth […]...
 
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Chapter 77 – The Excellence of an Army / Pataimaatchi

Couplets / kuratpaakal Couplet 761 A conquering host, complete in all its limbs, that fears no wound, Mid treasures of the […]...
 
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Chapter 78 – Military Spirit / Pataichcherukku

Couplets / kuratpaakal Couplet 771 Ye foes stand not before my lord for many a one Who did my lord withstand, […]...
 
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Chapter 79 – Friendship / Natpu

Couplet 781 What so hard for men to gain as friendship true What so sure defence ‘gainst all that foe […]...
 
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Chapter 80 – Investigation in forming Friendships / Natpaaraaidhal

Couplets / kuratpaakal Couplet 791 To make an untried man your friend is ruin sure; For friendship formed unbroken must endure. […]...
 
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Chapter 81 – Familiarity / Pazhaimai

Couplets / kuratpaakal Couplet 801 Familiarity is friendship’s silent pact, That puts restraint on no familiar act. Explanation Imtimate friendship is […]...
 
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Chapter 82 – Evil Friendship / Thee Natpu

Couplets / kuratpaakal Couplet 811 Though evil men should all-absorbing friendship show, Their love had better die away than grow. Explanation […]...
 
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Chapter 83 – Unreal Friendship / Kootaanatpu

Couplets / kuratpaakal Couplet 821 Anvil where thou shalt smitten be, when men occasion find, Is friendship’s form without consenting mind. […]...
 
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Chapter 84 – Folly / Pedhaimai

Couplet 831 What one thing merits folly’s special name. Letting gain go, loss for one’s own to claim. Explanation Folly […]...
 
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Chapter 85 – Ignorance / Pullarivaanmai

Couplets / kuratpaakal Couplet 841 Want of knowledge, ‘mid all wants the sorest want we deem; Want of other things the […]...
 
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Chapter 86 – Hostility / Ikal

Couplet 851 Hostility disunion’s plague will bring, That evil quality, to every living thing. Explanation The disease which fosters the […]...
 
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Chapter 87 – The Might of Hatred / Pakaimaatchi

Couplets / kuratpaakal  Couplet 861 With stronger than thyself, turn from the strife away; With weaker shun not, rather court the […]...
 
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