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Kural - The Great Book Of Tiru-Valluvar
Kulapati 's preface

Author

Foreword

Preface To The Original (Rochouse) Edition

Preface To Revised Edition Of Kural

Dharma

The Good House Holder

The Life - partner

Children

A Loving Disposition

An Open House

The Soft Word

Gratitude

Rectitude

Self - Control

The Regulated life

Unlawful Life

Forbearance

Do Not Envy

Do Not Covet

Speak Not ill Of Others

Avoid Worthless Talk

Conscience

Social Cooperation

Helping The Poor

Public Esteem

Compassion

Eat No Meat

Penance

Impure Life

Truthfulness

Against Anger

Do Not Cause Harm

The Fleeting World

Renunciation

True Knowledge

Renouncing Of Desire

The Law Of Karma

Vigilance

Industriousness 

The Strenuous Life

Fortitude

On Learning

On Being Unlettered

Knowledge Through Listening

On Friendship

Folly

Guard Against Deceivers

A Warning 

On Lust And Wine And Gambling

On The Art Of Healing

Self Respect

Glory

Looking After The Tribe

Niggardliness

Repugnance To Evil

Unscrupulous Men

On Agriculture

On Poverty

Labour

The Prosperous State

Action

Judging The Time

Tactics

Choosing The Executive

Good Ministers

Good Birth

Nobility

Just Rule

Oppression And Misrule

Penalties

The Good Minister

Resoluteness

On Spies

The Art Of Persuation 

Assembly Work

The Moral Law

The Dangers Of The Palace

A Prosperous Nation

Fortifications

A Well Filled Exchequer

Efficiency In Action

The Offensive

The Army

Valour

About Envoys And Messengers

Enemies

On Citizenship

Major Sections
Books By Rajaji
Ramayana Mahabharata

Bhagavad Gita

Bhaja Govindam

Kural

Upanishads

Hinduism Doctrine And Way Of Living

OPPRESSION AND MISRULE

The oppressive king who misgoverns is a worse sinner than the murderer.

The tyrant's request for gifts from his people is like the armed highway-robber's demand couched in the language of politeness.

What is given to the armed dacoit is not a gift, though it is in response to a request worded as from a beggar asking for alms. What is given to a tyrannical prince in the form of gifts is like-wise given in fear.

As the rainless sky dries up the earth, so does a king devoid of compassion destroy the people giving thereon.

The absence of rain dries up the non-sentient earth. What rain is to the non sentient earth, so to the sentient beings thereon is royal concern for their welfare. Its absence dries them up, i. e., destroys them.

Under a ruler who does not follow the law, it is a greater misery to be possessed of wealth than to be poor.

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