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.

0108. நன்றி மறப்பது நன்றன்று

0108. Nandri Marappathu Mandrandru

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    இல்லறவியல்(Illaraviyal) - Domestic Virtue
  • அதிகாரம்
    செய்ந்நன்றி அறிதல் (Seinnandri Arithal)
    The Knowledge of Benefits Conferred: Gratitude
  • குறள்
    நன்றி மறப்பது நன்றன்று நன்றல்லது
    அன்றே மறப்பது நன்று.
  • விளக்கம்
    ஒருவன் செய்த நன்மையை ஒருபோதும் மறத்தலாகாது; அவன் செய்த தீமையை உடனே மறப்பது நல்லது.
  • Translation
    in English
    'Tis never good to let the thought of good things done thee pass away;
    Of things not good, 'tis good to rid thy memory that very day.
  • Meaning
    It is not good to forget a benefit; it is good to forget an injury even in the very moment (in which it is inflicted).


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