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.

0784. நகுதற் பொருட்டன்று நட்டல்

0784. Naguthar Poruttandru Nattal

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    நட்பியல் (Natpiyal) - Alliance
  • அதிகாரம்
    நட்பு (Natpu)
  • குறள்
    நகுதற் பொருட்டன்று நட்டல் மிகுதிக்கண்
    மேற்செனறு இடித்தற் பொருட்டு.
  • விளக்கம்
    நட்புச் செய்தல் ஒருவரோடு ஒருவர் சிரித்து மகிழ்வதற்கன்று; அவரிடத்தில் தீய செய்கை கண்டபோது, முற்பட்டுச் சென்று கண்டித்து அறிவுரை சொல்லுதற்கே யாகும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Nor for laughter only friendship all the pleasant day,
    But for strokes of sharp reproving, when from right you stray.
  • Meaning
    Friendship is to be practised not for the purpose of laughing but for that of being beforehand in giving one another sharp rebukes in case of transgression.


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