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.

0524. சுற்றத்தால் சுற்றப் படஒழுகல்

0524. Sutraththaal Sutrap Padaozhugal

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    அரசியல் (Arasiyal) - Royalty
  • அதிகாரம்
    சுற்றந் தழால் (Sutrand Thazhaal)
    Cherishing One's Kindred
  • குறள்
    சுற்றத்தால் சுற்றப் படஒழுகல் செல்வந்தான்
    பெற்றத்தால் பெற்ற பயன்.
  • விளக்கம்
    ஒருவன் செல்வம் பெற்றதனால் அடையும் பயனாவது உறவினர் தன்னைச் சூழ்ந்திருக்குமாறு, தழுவி நடந்து கொள்வதாம்.
  • Translation
    in English
    The profit gained by wealth's increase,
    Is living compassed round by relatives in peace.
  • Meaning
    To live surrounded by relatives, is the advantage to be derived from the acquisition of wealth.


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