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.

0796. கேட்டினும் உண்டோர் உறுதி

0796. Kettinum Undor Uruthi

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    நட்பியல் (Natpiyal) - Alliance
  • அதிகாரம்
    நட்பாராய்தல் (Natpaaraaithal)
    Investigation in Forming Friendship
  • குறள்
    கேட்டினும் உண்டோர் உறுதி கிளைஞரை
    நீட்டி அளப்பதோர் கோல்.
  • விளக்கம்
    கேடு வந்தவிடத்தும் ஒருவகை நன்மை உண்டு. அந்தக் கேடு நண்பர்களை நன்றாக அளந்து அறியும் ஓர் அளவு கோலாகும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Ruin itself one blessing lends:
    'Tis staff that measures out one's friends.
  • Meaning
    Even in ruin there is some good; (for) it is a rod by which one may measure fully (the affection of one's) relations.


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