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.

0375. நல்லவை எல்லாஅந் தீயவாம்

0375. Nallavai Ellaaand Theeyavaam

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    ஊழியல் (Oozhiyal) - Fate
  • அதிகாரம்
    ஊழ் (Oozh)
  • குறள்
    நல்லவை எல்லாஅந் தீயவாம் தீயவும்
    நல்லவாம் செல்வம் செயற்கு.
  • விளக்கம்
    தீய ஊழ் உடையவர் பொருளை ஈட்டுவதற்கு, நல்ல செயல்களைச் செய்தாலும் அவை தீமையாக முடியும். நல்ல ஊழ் உடையவர் தீய செயல் செய்தாலும் அவை நல்லவையாகப் பயன்படும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    All things that good appear will oft have ill success;
    All evil things prove good for gain of happiness.
  • Meaning
    In the acquisition of property, every thing favourable becomes unfavourable, and (on the other hand) everything unfavourable becomes favourable, (through the power of fate).


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