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.

0805. பேதைமை ஒன்றோ பெருங்கிழமை

0805. Pethaimai Ondro Perunkizhaimai

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    நட்பியல் (Natpiyal) - Alliance
  • அதிகாரம்
    பழைமை (Pazhaimai)
  • குறள்
    பேதைமை ஒன்றோ பெருங்கிழமை என்றுணர்க
    நோதக்க நட்டார் செயின்.
  • விளக்கம்
    நண்பர் வருந்தத்தக்க செயல்களைச் செய்வாரானால், அதற்குக் காரணம் அவருடைய அறியாமை மட்டுமின்றி, மிக்க உரிமையுமாகும் என்று அறிதல் வேண்டும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Not folly merely, but familiar carelessness,
    Esteem it, when your friends cause you distress.
  • Meaning
    If friends should perform what is painful, understand that it is owing not only to ignorance, but also to the strong claims of intimacy.


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