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.

0798. உள்ளற்க உள்ளம் சிறுகுவ

0798. Ullarka Ullam Sirukuva

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    நட்பியல் (Natpiyal) - Alliance
  • அதிகாரம்
    நட்பாராய்தல் (Natpaaraaithal)
    Investigation in Forming Friendship
  • குறள்
    உள்ளற்க உள்ளம் சிறுகுவ கொள்ளற்க
    அல்லற்கண் ஆற்றறுப்பார் நட்பு.
  • விளக்கம்
    தம் ஊக்கம் குறைவதற்குக் காரணமான செயல்களைச் செய்ய நினைக்கக் கூடாது; அதுபோலத் தனக்குத் துன்பம் வந்தவிடத்துக் கைவிடுவார் நட்பினைக் கொள்ளக் கூடாது.
  • Translation
    in English
    Think not the thoughts that dwarf the soul; nor take
    For friends the men who friends in time of grief forsake.
  • Meaning
    Do not think of things that discourage your mind, nor contract friendship with those who would forsake you in adversity.


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