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.

0104. தினைத்துணை நன்றி செயினும்

0104. Thinaiththunai Nandri Seyinum

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    இல்லறவியல்(Illaraviyal) - Domestic Virtue
  • அதிகாரம்
    செய்ந்நன்றி அறிதல் (Seinnandri Arithal)
    The Knowledge of Benefits Conferred: Gratitude
  • குறள்
    தினைத்துணை நன்றி செயினும் பனைத்துணையாக்
    கொள்வர் பயன்தெரி வார்.
  • விளக்கம்
    தினையளவு உதவியை ஒருவன் செய்தானாயினும், நன்றி யறிவார் அதனைப் பனையளவாக மதித்துப் போற்றுவர்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Each benefit to those of actions' fruit who rightly deem,
    Though small as millet-seed, as palm-tree vast will seem.
  • Meaning
    Though the benefit conferred be as small as a millet seed, those who know its advantage will consider it as large as a palmyra fruit.


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