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.

0220. ஒப்புரவி னால்வரும் கேடெனின்

0220. Oppuravi Naalvarum Kedenin

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    இல்லறவியல் (Illaraviyal) - Domestic Virtue
  • அதிகாரம்
    ஒப்புரவறிதல் (Oppuravaridhal)
    The Knowledge of What is Benefitting a Man's Position
  • குறள்
    ஒப்புரவி னால்வரும் கேடெனின் அஃதொருவன்
    விற்றுக்கோள் தக்க துடைத்து.
  • விளக்கம்
    பிறர்க்கு உதவி செய்வதால் பொருட்கேடு உண்டாகும் என்றால், ஒருவன் தன்னை விற்றாயினும் வாங்கும் தகுதி உடையது அது.
  • Translation
    in English
    Though by 'beneficence,' the loss of all should come,
    'Twere meet man sold himself, and bought it with the sum.
  • Meaning
    If it be said that loss will result from benevolence, such loss is worth being procured even by the sale of one's self.


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