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.

0811. பருகுவார் போலினும் பண்பிலார்

0811. Paruguvaar Polinum Panbilaar

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    நட்பியல் (Natpiyal) - Alliance
  • அதிகாரம்
    தீ நட்பு (Thee Natpu)
    Evil Friendship
  • குறள்
    பருகுவார் போலினும் பண்பிலார் கேண்மை
    பெருகலிற் குன்றல் இனிது.
  • விளக்கம்
    தீய குணமுடையவர் அன்பின் மிகுதிய்நால் விழுங்குபவர் போல் காணப்பட்டாலும், அவருடைய நட்பு வளர்வதைவிடக் குறைவது நல்லது.
  • Translation
    in English
    Though evil men should all-absorbing friendship show,
    Their love had better die away than grow.
  • Meaning
    The decrease of friendship with those who look as if they would eat you up (through excess of love) while they are really destitute of goodness is far better than its increase.


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