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.

0817. நகைவகைய ராகிய நட்பின்

0817. Nagaivagaiya Raagiya Natpin

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    நட்பியல் (Natpiyal) - Alliance
  • அதிகாரம்
    தீ நட்பு (Thee Natpu)
    Evil Friendship
  • குறள்
    நகைவகைய ராகிய நட்பின் பகைவரால்
    பத்தடுத்த கோடி உறும்.
  • விளக்கம்
    சிரித்து விளையாடுதல் மட்டும் செய்பவருடைய நட்பை விட, பகைவரால் வரும் துன்பங்கள் பத்துக் கோடி பங்கு நல்லவையாகும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    From foes ten million fold a greater good you gain,
    Than friendship yields that's formed with laughers vain.
  • Meaning
    What comes from enemies is a hundred million times more profitable than what comes from the friendship of those who cause only laughter.


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