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.

0793. குணமும் குடிமையும் குற்றமும்

0793. Kunamum Kudimaiyum Kutramum

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    நட்பியல் (Natpiyal) - Alliance
  • அதிகாரம்
    நட்பாராய்தல் (Natpaaraaithal)
    Investigation in Forming Friendship
  • குறள்
    குணமும் குடிமையும் குற்றமும் குன்றா
    இனனும் அறிந்தியாக்க நட்பு.
  • விளக்கம்
    ஒருவனது குணத்தையும், குடிப்பிறப்பையும், குற்றத்தையும், அவனது சுற்றத்தையும் ஆராய்ந்து அறிந்து அவனோடு நட்புச் செய்தல் வேண்டும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Temper, descent, defects, associations free
    From blame: know these, then let the man be friend to thee.
  • Meaning
    Make friendship (with one) after ascertaining (his) character, birth, defects and the whole of one's relations.


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