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.

0532. பொச்சாப்புக் கொல்லும் புகழை

0532. Pochchaappuk Kollum Pugazhai

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    அரசியல் (Arasiyal) - Royalty
  • அதிகாரம்
    பொச்சாவாமை (Pochaavaamai)
  • குறள்
    பொச்சாப்புக் கொல்லும் புகழை அறிவினை
    நிச்ச நிரப்புக்கொன் றாங்கு.
  • விளக்கம்
    ஒருவனது அறிவை அவனுடைய நித்திய தரித்திரம் கெடுப்பது போல, அவனது புகழை அவன் மறதி கெடுக்கும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Perpetual, poverty is death to wisdom of the wise;
    When man forgets himself his glory dies!
  • Meaning
    Forgetfulness will destroy fame, even as constant poverty destroys knowledge.


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