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.

0840. கழாஅக்கால் பள்ளியுள் வைத்தற்றால்

0840. Kazhaaakaal Palliyul Vaiththatraal

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    நட்பியல் (Natpiyal) - Alliance
  • அதிகாரம்
    பேதைமை (Pethaimai)
  • குறள்
    கழாஅக்கால் பள்ளியுள் வைத்தற்றால் சான்றோர்
    குழாஅத்துப் பேதை புகல்.
  • விளக்கம்
    அறிவுடையோர் உள்ள சபையில் அறியாமை உடையவன் சொல்லுதல், அழுக்கை மிதித்த காலைக் கழுவாது படுக்கையில் வைப்பது போலாகும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Like him who seeks his couch with unwashed feet,
    Is fool whose foot intrudes where wise men meet.
  • Meaning
    The appearance of a fool in an assembly of the learned is like placing (one's) unwashed feet on a bed.


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