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.

0830. பகைநட்பாம் காலம் வருங்கால்

0830. Pagainatpaam Kaalam Varungkaal

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    நட்பியல் (Natpiyal) - Alliance
  • அதிகாரம்
    கூடா நட்பு (Koodaa Natpu)
    Unreal Friendship
  • குறள்
    பகைநட்பாம் காலம் வருங்கால் முகநட்டு
    அகநட்பு ஒரீஇ விடல்.
  • விளக்கம்
    பகைவர் நண்பராக ஒழுகுங்காலம் வரும்பொழுது, அவரோடு முகத்தளவில் நட்புச் செய்து, மனத்தால் அந்நட்பை நீக்கியிருத்தல் வேண்டும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    When time shall come that foes as friends appear,
    Then thou, to hide a hostile heart, a smiling face may'st wear.
  • Meaning
    When one's foes begin to affect friendship, one should love them with one's looks, and, cherishing no love in the heart, give up (even the former).


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