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.

0248. பொருளற்றார் பூப்பர் ஒருகால்

0248. Porulatraar Pooppar Orukaal

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    துறவறவியல் (Thuravaraviyal) - Ascetic Virtue
  • அதிகாரம்
    The Possession of Benevolence
  • குறள்
    பொருளற்றார் பூப்பர் ஒருகால் அருளற்றார்
    அற்றார்மற் றாதல் அரிது.
  • விளக்கம்
    பொருளில்லாதவர் ஒரு காலத்தில் செல்வமுடையவராவர்; அருளிள்ளதவர் வாழ்க்கையின் பயன் அற்றவர். அவர் பின்னர் ஒருபோதும் சிறந்து விளங்கமாட்டார்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Who lose the flower of wealth, when seasons change, again may bloom;
    Who lose 'benevolence', lose all; nothing can change their doom.
  • Meaning
    Those who are without wealth may, at some future time, become prosperous; those who are destitute of kindness are utterly destitute; for them there is no change.


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