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.

0460. நல்லினத்தி னூங்குந் துணையில்லை

0460. Nallinaththi Noongundh Thunaiyillai

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    அரசியல் (Arasiyal) - Royalty
  • அதிகாரம்
    சிற்றினம் சேராமை (Chitrinam Seraamai)
    Avoiding Mean Associations
  • குறள்
    நல்லினத்தி னூங்குந் துணையில்லை தீயினத்தின்
    அல்லற் படுப்பதூஉம் இல்.
  • விளக்கம்
    ஒருவனுக்கு நல்ல இனத்தைக் காட்டிலும் மேலான துணை இல்லை; தீய இனத்தைக் காட்டிலும் துன்பம் தரும் பகையும் இல்லை.
  • Translation
    in English
    Than good companionship no surer help we know;
    Than bad companionship nought causes direr woe.
  • Meaning
    There is no greater help than the company of the good; there is no greater source of sorrow than the company of the wicked.


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