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.

0800. மருவுக மாசற்றார் கேண்மைஒன்

0800. Maruvuga Maasatraar Kenmaion

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    நட்பியல் (Natpiyal) - Alliance
  • அதிகாரம்
    நட்பாராய்தல் (Natpaaraaithal)
    Investigation in Forming Friendship
  • குறள்
    மருவுக மாசற்றார் கேண்மைஒன் றீத்தும்
    ஒருவுக ஒப்பிலார் நட்பு.
  • விளக்கம்
    குற்றமற்றவர் நட்பையே கொள்க; தனக்கு ஒப்பில்லாதவரின் நட்பினை அறியாது கொண்டானாயின், அவர் விரும்பியது ஒன்றைக் கொடுத்தாயினும் அந்நட்பை விட்டுவிடுக.
  • Translation
    in English
    Cling to the friendship of the spotless one's; whate'er you pay.
    Renounce alliance with the men of evil way.
  • Meaning
    Continue to enjoy the friendship of the pure; (but) renounce even with a gift, the friendship of those who do not agree (with the world).


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