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.

0089. உடைமையுள் இன்மை விருந்தோம்பல்

0089. Udaimaiyul Inmai Virundhombal

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    இல்லறவியல்(Illaraviyal) - Domestic Virtue
  • அதிகாரம்
    விருந்தோம்பல் (Virundhombal)
    Cherishing Guests
  • குறள்
    உடைமையுள் இன்மை விருந்தோம்பல் ஓம்பா
    மடமை மடவார்கண் உண்டு.
  • விளக்கம்
    பொருளுடையவராக இருக்குங்காலத்தில் வறுமையாவது, விருந்தினரை உபசரித்தல் மேற்கொள்ளாத அறியாமையாகும். இஃது அறிவில்லாதவரிடத்தில் காணப்படும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    To turn from guests is penury, though worldly goods abound;
    'Tis senseless folly, only with the senseless found.
  • Meaning
    That stupidity which excercises no hospitality is poverty in the midst of wealth. It is the property of the stupid.


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