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.

0799. கெடுங்காலைக் கைவிடுவார் கேண்மை

0799. Kedunkaalaik Kaividuvaar Kenmai

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    நட்பியல் (Natpiyal) - Alliance
  • அதிகாரம்
    நட்பாராய்தல் (Natpaaraaithal)
    Investigation in Forming Friendship
  • குறள்
    கெடுங்காலைக் கைவிடுவார் கேண்மை அடுங்காலை
    உள்ளினும் உள்ளஞ் சுடும்.
  • விளக்கம்
    துன்பக் காலத்தில் கைவிடுவார் நட்பினை, இறக்குங் காலத்தில் ஒருவன் நினைப்பானாயினும், அந்த இறப்பைவிட அந்த நினைவுதான் மனதைச் சுடும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Of friends deserting us on ruin's brink,
    'Tis torture e'en in life's last hour to think.
  • Meaning
    The very thought of the friendship of those who have deserted one at the approach of adversity will burn one's mind at the time of death.


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