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.

0998. நண்பாற்றார் ஆகி நயமில

0998. Nanbaaratraar Aagi Nayamila

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    குடியியல் (Kudiyiyal) - Miscellaneous
  • அதிகாரம்
    பண்புடைமை (Panbudaimai)
  • குறள்
    நண்பாற்றார் ஆகி நயமில செய்வார்க்கும்
    பண்பாற்றார் ஆதல் கடை.
  • விளக்கம்
    நட்புச் செய்யாதவராகி நன்மையல்லாதவற்றைச் செய்பவர்களிடத்தும் இனியவராக நடவாமை அறிவுடையோர்க்குக் குற்றமாகும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Though men with all unfriendly acts and wrongs assail,
    'Tis uttermost disgrace in 'courtesy' to fail.
  • Meaning
    It is wrong (for the wise) not to exhibit (good) qualities even towards those who bearing no friendship (for them) do only what is hateful.


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