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.

0618. பொறியின்மை யார்க்கும் பழியன்று

0618. Poriyinmai Yaarkkum Pazhiyandru

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    அரசியல் (Arasiyal) - Royalty
  • அதிகாரம்
    ஆள்வினை உடைமை (Aalvinai Udaimai)
    Manly Effort
  • குறள்
    பொறியின்மை யார்க்கும் பழியன்று அறிவறிந்து
    ஆள்வினை இன்மை பழி.
  • விளக்கம்
    நற்பயனைத் தருவதாகிய நல்வினை இல்லாமை ஒருவனுக்குப் பழியாகாது; அறிய வேண்டியவற்றை அறிந்து தொழில் முயற்சி செய்யாமையே பழியாகும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    'Tis no reproach unpropitious fate should ban;
    But not to do man's work is foul disgrace to man!
  • Meaning
    Adverse fate is no disgrace to any one; to be without exertion and without knowing what should be known, is disgrace.


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