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.

0815. செய்தேமஞ் சாராச் சிறியவர்

0815. Seithemanj Chaaraach Chiriyavar

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    நட்பியல் (Natpiyal) - Alliance
  • அதிகாரம்
    தீ நட்பு (Thee Natpu)
    Evil Friendship
  • குறள்
    செய்தேமஞ் சாராச் சிறியவர் புன்கேண்மை
    எய்தலின் எய்தாமை நன்று.
  • விளக்கம்
    நட்புச் செய்தபோது பாதுகாவலாகப் பயன்படாத நண்பரின் தொடர்பு இருத்தலைவிட இல்லாதிருத்தல் நல்லது.
  • Translation
    in English
    'Tis better not to gain than gain the friendship profitless
    Of men of little minds, who succour fails when dangers press.
  • Meaning
    It is far better to avoid that to contract the evil friendship of the base who cannot protect (their friends) even when appointed to do so.


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