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.

0451. சிற்றினம் அஞ்சும் பெருமை

0451. Chitrinam Anjum Perumai

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    அரசியல் (Arasiyal) - Royalty
  • அதிகாரம்
    சிற்றினம் சேராமை (Chitrinam Seraamai)
    Avoiding Mean Associations
  • குறள்
    சிற்றினம் அஞ்சும் பெருமை சிறுமைதான்
    சுற்றமாச் சூழ்ந்து விடும்.
  • விளக்கம்
    பெரியோர் இயல்பு சிற்றினத்தைக் கண்டு அஞ்சி ஒதுக்கும். சிறியோர் இயல்பு சிற்றினத்தை உறவாக எண்ணிச் சேர்ந்து கொள்ளும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    The great of soul will mean association fear;
    The mean of soul regard mean men as kinsmen dear.
  • Meaning
    (True) greatness fears the society of the base; it is only the low - minded who will regard them as friends.


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