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.

0458. மனநலம் நன்குடைய ராயினும்

0458. Mananalam Nangudaiya Raayinum

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    அரசியல் (Arasiyal) - Royalty
  • அதிகாரம்
    சிற்றினம் சேராமை (Chitrinam Seraamai)
    Avoiding Mean Associations
  • குறள்
    மனநலம் நன்குடைய ராயினும் சான்றோர்க்கு
    இனநலம் ஏமாப் புடைத்து.
  • விளக்கம்
    சான்றோர் முன்னைய நல்வினையினால் மனநலம் உடையவராயினும், அவர் பழகும் இனத்தின் நன்மையானது அவரது மனநலத்திற்கு வலிமையைக் கொடுக்கும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    To perfect men, though minds right good belong,
    Yet good companionship is confirmation strong.
  • Meaning
    Although they may have great (natural) goodness of mind, yet good society will tend to strengthen it.


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