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.

0120. வாணிகம் செய்வார்க்கு வாணிகம்

0120. Vaanigam Seivaarkku Vaanigam

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    இல்லறவியல்(Illaraviyal) - Domestic Virtue
  • அதிகாரம்
    நடுவு நிலைமை (Naduvu Nilaimai)
  • குறள்
    வாணிகம் செய்வார்க்கு வாணிகம் பேணிப்
    பிறவும் தமபோல் செயின்.
  • விளக்கம்
    பிறர் பொருளையும் தம் பொருள் போலப் பாதுகாத்து வாணிகம் செய்பவர்க்கு வாணிகம் வளரும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    As thriving trader is the trader known,
    Who guards another's interests as his own.
  • Meaning
    The true merchandize of merchants is to guard and do by the things of others as they do by their own.


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