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.

0087. இனைத்துணைத் தென்பதொன் றில்லை

0087. Inaiththunaith Thonbathon Drillai

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    இல்லறவியல்(Illaraviyal) - Domestic Virtue
  • அதிகாரம்
    விருந்தோம்பல் (Virundhombal)
    Cherishing Guests
  • குறள்
    இனைத்துணைத் தென்பதொன் றில்லை விருந்தின்
    துணைத்துணை வேள்விப் பயன்.
  • விளக்கம்
    விருந்து உபசரித்தலாகிய அறத்தின் பயன் இன்ன அளவினது என்று கூற முடியாது; விருந்தினரின் தகுதியளவுக் கேற்றவாறு அஃது அமையும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    To reckon up the fruit of kindly deeds were all in vain;
    Their worth is as the worth of guests you entertain.
  • Meaning
    The advantages of benevolence cannot be measured; the measure (of the virtue) of the guests (entertained) is the only measure.


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