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.

0109. கொன்றன்ன இன்னா செயினும்

0109. Kondranna Innaa Seyinum

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    இல்லறவியல்(Illaraviyal) - Domestic Virtue
  • அதிகாரம்
    செய்ந்நன்றி அறிதல் (Seinnandri Arithal)
    The Knowledge of Benefits Conferred: Gratitude
  • குறள்
    கொன்றன்ன இன்னா செயினும் அவர்செய்த
    ஒன்றுநன்று உள்ளக் கெடும்.
  • விளக்கம்
    நன்மை செய்த ஒருவர், கொலை செய்வது போன்ற கொடுமையைச் செய்தாரானாலும், அவர் செய்த ஓர் உதவியை நினைத்தால் அத்தீமை மறைந்து போகும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Effaced straightway is deadliest injury,
    By thought of one kind act in days gone by.
  • Meaning
    Though one inflict an injury great as murder, it will perish before the thought of one benefit (formerly) conferred.


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