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.

0679. நட்டார்க்கு நல்ல செயலின்

0679. Nattaarkku Nalla Seyalin

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    அமைச்சியல் (Amaichchiyal) - Ministers of State
  • அதிகாரம்
    வினைசெயல்வகை (Vinaiseyalvagai)
    Modes of Action
  • குறள்
    நட்டார்க்கு நல்ல செயலின் விரைந்ததே
    ஒட்டாரை ஒட்டிக் கொளல்.
  • விளக்கம்
    நண்பருக்கு இனியவற்றைச் செய்வதைவிட, பகைவருடன் சேராதிருப்பவரை விரைந்து நட்பாக்கிக் கொள்ளுதல் வேண்டும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Than kindly acts to friends more urgent thing to do,
    Is making foes to cling as friends attached to you.
  • Meaning
    One should rather hasten to secure the alliance of the foes (of one's foes) than perform good offices to one's friends.


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