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.

0113. நன்றே தரினும் நடுவிகந்தாம்

0113. Nandre Tharinum Naduvigandhaam

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    இல்லறவியல்(Illaraviyal) - Domestic Virtue
  • அதிகாரம்
    நடுவு நிலைமை (Naduvu Nilaimai)
  • குறள்
    நன்றே தரினும் நடுவிகந்தாம் ஆக்கத்தை
    அன்றே யொழிய விடல்.
  • விளக்கம்
    தீமையைத்தராது நன்மையே தருவதானாலும் நடு நிலை தவறுவதால் உண்டாகின்ற செல்வத்தை அப்பொழுதே கைவிட வேண்டும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Though only good it seem to give, yet gain
    By wrong acquired, not e'en one day retain!
  • Meaning
    Forsake in the very moment (of acquisition) that gain which, though it should bring advantage, is without equity.


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