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.

0813. உறுவது சீர்தூக்கும் நட்பும்

0813. Uruvathu Seerthookkum Natpum

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    நட்பியல் (Natpiyal) - Alliance
  • அதிகாரம்
    தீ நட்பு (Thee Natpu)
    Evil Friendship
  • குறள்
    உறுவது சீர்தூக்கும் நட்பும் பெறுவது
    கொள்வாரும் கள்வரும் நேர்.
  • விளக்கம்
    தமக்கு வரும் பயன் ஒன்றையே ஆராயும் நண்பரும், கிடைப்பதைப் பெற்றுக் கொள்ளும் பொதுமகளிரும், கள்வரும் ஒருதன்மையராவர்.
  • Translation
    in English
    These are alike: the friends who ponder friendship's gain
    Those who accept whate'er you give, and all the plundering train.
  • Meaning
    Friendship who calculate the profits (of their friendship), prostitutes who are bent on obtaining their gains, and thieves are (all) of the same character.


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