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.

0801. பழைமை எனப்படுவது யாதெனின்

0801. Pazhaimai Enappaduvathu Yaathenin

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    நட்பியல் (Natpiyal) - Alliance
  • அதிகாரம்
    பழைமை (Pazhaimai)
  • குறள்
    பழைமை எனப்படுவது யாதெனின் யாதும்
    கிழமையைக் கீழ்ந்திடா நட்பு.
  • விளக்கம்
    பழைமை என்று சொல்லப்படுவது எதுவென்றால், அது, நண்பர் செய்தன சிறியனவாயிருப்பினும் பழிக்காமல் அவற்றிற்கு உடன்படுவதாகிய நட்பாகும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Familiarity is friendship's silent pact,
    That puts restraint on no familiar act.
  • Meaning
    Intimate friendship is that which cannot in the least be injured by (things done through the) right (of longstanding intimacy).


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