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.

0912. பயன்தூக்கிப் பண்புரைக்கும் பண்பின்

0912. Payanthookkip Panburaikkum Panbin

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    நட்பியல் (Natpiyal) - Alliance
  • அதிகாரம்
    வரைவின் மகளிர் (Varaivin Magalir)
    Wanton Women
  • குறள்
    பயன்தூக்கிப் பண்புரைக்கும் பண்பின் மகளிர்
    நயன்தூக்கி நள்ளா விடல்.
  • விளக்கம்
    ஒருவனது பொருளை அளந்தறிந்து, அதனைப் பெற இனிய சொற்கள் பேசும் பண்பற்ற பெண்களின் தன்மைகளை ஆராய்ந்தறிந்து, அவர்களைச் சேராதிருக்க வேண்டும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Who weigh the gain, and utter virtuous words with vicious heart,
    Weighing such women's worth, from their society depart.
  • Meaning
    One must ascertain the character of the ill-natured women who after ascertaining the wealth (of a man) speak (as if they were) good natured-ones, and avoid intercourse (with them).


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