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.

0812. உறின்நட்டு அறின்ஒரூஉம் ஒப்பிலார்

0812. Urinnattu Arinorooum Oppilaar

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    நட்பியல் (Natpiyal) - Alliance
  • அதிகாரம்
    தீ நட்பு (Thee Natpu)
    Evil Friendship
  • குறள்
    உறின்நட்டு அறின்ஒரூஉம் ஒப்பிலார் கேண்மை
    பெறினும் இழப்பினும் என்.
  • விளக்கம்
    தமக்குப் பயனுள்ள பொது நட்புக் கொண்டு, பயனில்லாத போது பிரிந்து செல்கின்றவரின் நட்பினைப் பெற்றாலும் என்ன பயன்? இழந்தாலும் என்ன?
  • Translation
    in English
    What though you gain or lose friendship of men of alien heart,
    Who when you thrive are friends, and when you fail depart?
  • Meaning
    Of what avail is it to get or lose the friendship of those who love when there is gain and leave when there is none ?


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