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.

0791. நாடாது நட்டலிற் கேடில்லை

0791. Naadaathu Nattalir Kedillai

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    நட்பியல் (Natpiyal) - Alliance
  • அதிகாரம்
    நட்பாராய்தல் (Natpaaraaithal)
    Investigation in Forming Friendship
  • குறள்
    நாடாது நட்டலிற் கேடில்லை நட்டபின்
    வீடில்லை நட்பாள் பவர்க்கு.
  • விளக்கம்
    நட்பை விரும்பி அதனிடம் நிற்பவருக்கு, ஒருவனோடு நட்புச் செய்தபின் அதனைவிட முடியாது; ஆகையால், ஆராயாது நட்புச் செய்தலைப் போலக் கேடு தருவது வேறு இல்லை.
  • Translation
    in English
    To make an untried man your friend is ruin sure;
    For friendship formed unbroken must endure.
  • Meaning
    As those who are of a friendly nature will not forsake (a friend) after once loving (him), there is no evil so great as contracting a friendship without due inquiry.


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