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.

0855. இகலெதிர் சாய்ந்தொழுக வல்லாரை

0855. Igalethir Saaindhozhuga Vallarai

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    நட்பியல் (Natpiyal) - Alliance
  • அதிகாரம்
    இகல் (Igal)
  • குறள்
    இகலெதிர் சாய்ந்தொழுக வல்லாரை யாரே
    மிக்லூக்கும் தன்மை யவர்.
  • விளக்கம்
    இகல் உண்டானபோது எதிர் நிற்காமல் அதன் எதிரே சாய்ந்து ஒழுக வல்லவரை வெல்ல எண்ணும் ஆற்றல் உடையவர் யார்?
  • Translation
    in English
    If men from enmity can keep their spirits free,
    Who over them shall gain the victory?
  • Meaning
    Who indeed would think of conquering those who naturally shrink back from hatred ?


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