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Thirukkural On Leadership

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Thirukural On Leadership

The Thirukkural (Tamil Name : திருக்குறள்) is a classic Tamil sangam literature consisting of 1330 couplets or Kurals. It was authored by Thiruvalluvar.  Thirukural has written lots about management,leadership, administration and many other things.

The Thirukkuṛaḷ is one of the most important works in the Tamil language. This is reflected in some of the other names by which the text is given by such as Tamiḻ Maṟai (Tamil Veda); Poyyāmoḻi (words that never fail); and Deyva nool (divine text).The work is dated to sometime between the third and first centuries BCE and is considered to precede Manimekalai and Silappatikaram, since they both acknowledge the Kural text.

It is always an amazing experience to read Thirukkural and also very difficult to believe a text like this has been written 2000 ago that too in Tamil Nadu in Tamil Language.

After reading this, we can decipher what kind of leadership would have existed in Tamil Nadu, a small part of present India.

There is a huge statue built by Tamil Government inside the sea in Kanniyakumari.

Just presenting a few excerpts of Leadership from Thirukkural written by Thiruvalluvar:

Thirukkural on Leadership

Of what avail is the army of heroic warriors if there be no general to guide them?

Thirukkural on Leadership

A good leader is an avid listener. He encourages dissent.


Thirukkural on Leadership

Listen to wholesome counsel however meager; for out of it springs great good.


Thirukkural on Leadership

The world is under the sway of the monarch who puts up with bold and bitter counsel.


Thirukkural on Leadership

Reject none on the score of disagreement. Men who have become estranged will flock to you.


Avail yourself of all opportunities. Do not cease from practicing Dharma on all possible occasions to the best of your ability.

Thirukkural on Leadership

An equity which knows no partiality is in itself a unique virtue.

Thirukkural on Leadership

Niggardliness, empty honor, blind favoritism, are all the faults of a king.

Thirukkural on Leadership

Strict inquiry and impartial justice mark the rule of a just monarch.

Thirukkural can helps to come out of any problems in life.  Reading Thirukkural every day will make us to leave a life filled with prosperity and peace.

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