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.

0838. மையல் ஒருவன் களித்தற்றால்

0838. Maiyal Oruvan Kaliththatraal

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    நட்பியல் (Natpiyal) - Alliance
  • அதிகாரம்
    பேதைமை (Pethaimai)
  • குறள்
    மையல் ஒருவன் களித்தற்றால் பேதைதன்
    கையொன்று உடைமை பெறின்.
  • விளக்கம்
    மூடனொருவனிடத்தில் யாதேனும் ஒரு பொருள் இருந்தால், மயக்கத்திலிருப்பவன் கள்ளைக் குடித்து மயங்கினதுபோலக் களிப்படைவான்.
  • Translation
    in English
    When folly's hand grasps wealth's increase, 'twill be
    As when a mad man raves in drunken glee.
  • Meaning
    A fool happening to possess something is like the intoxication of one who is (already) giddy.


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