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.

0794. குடிப்பிறந்து தன்கண் பழிநாணு

0794. Kudippirandhu Thankan Pazhinaanu

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    நட்பியல் (Natpiyal) - Alliance
  • அதிகாரம்
    நட்பாராய்தல் (Natpaaraaithal)
    Investigation in Forming Friendship
  • குறள்
    குடிப்பிறந்து தன்கண் பழிநாணு வானைக்
    கொடுத்தும் கொளல்வேண்டும் நட்பு.
  • விளக்கம்
    உயர்ந்த குடியில் பிறந்து, தன்னிடத்தில் உண்டாகும் பழிக்கு அஞ்சுகின்றவனை, அவன் விரும்பியது ஒன்றைக் கொடுத்தாயினும் நட்புக் கொள்ளுதல் வேண்டும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Who, born of noble race, from guilt would shrink with shame,
    Pay any price so you as friend that man may claim.
  • Meaning
    The friendship of one who belongs to a (good) family and is afraid of (being charged with) guilt, is worth even purchasing.


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