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.

0580. பெயக்கண்டும் நஞ்சுண் டமைவர்

0580. Peyakkandum Nanjun Damaivar

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    அரசியல் (Arasiyal) - Royalty
  • அதிகாரம்
    கண்ணோட்டம் (Kannottam)
  • குறள்
    பெயக்கண்டும் நஞ்சுண் டமைவர் நயத்தக்க
    நாகரிகம் வேண்டு பவர்.
  • விளக்கம்
    யாவராலும் விரும்பத்தக்க கண்ணோட்டத்தை விரும்புவோர் தம்மோடு பழகியவர் நஞ்சை இடக்கண்டும், அதனை உண்டு அவரோடு கலந்திருப்பர்.
  • Translation
    in English
    They drink with smiling grace, though poison interfused they see,
    Who seek the praise of all-esteemed courtesy.
  • Meaning
    Those who desire (to cultivate that degree of) urbanity which all shall love, even after swallowing the poison served to them by their friends, will be friendly with them.


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