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.

0521. பற்றற்ற கண்ணும் பழைமைபா

0521. Patratra Kannum Pazhaimaipaa

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    அரசியல் (Arasiyal) - Royalty
  • அதிகாரம்
    சுற்றந் தழால் (Sutrand Thazhaal)
    Cherishing One's Kindred
  • குறள்
    பற்றற்ற கண்ணும் பழைமைபா ராட்டுதல்
    சுற்றத்தார் கண்ணே உள.
  • விளக்கம்
    ஒருவன் தன் செல்வமெலாம் அழிந்து வறியனானபோழுதும், பழைய தொடர்பைப் பாராட்டும் தன்மை, சுற்றத்தாரிடம் உண்டு.
  • Translation
    in English
    wealth is fled, old kindness still to show,
    Is kindly grace that only kinsmen know.
  • Meaning
    Even when (a man's) property is all gone, relatives will act towards him with their accustomed (kindness).


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