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.

0856. இகலின் மிகலினிது என்பவன்

0856. Igalin Migalinithu Enbavan

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    நட்பியல் (Natpiyal) - Alliance
  • அதிகாரம்
    இகல் (Igal)
  • குறள்
    இகலின் மிகலினிது என்பவன் வாழ்க்கை
    தவலும் கெடலும் நணித்து.
  • விளக்கம்
    இகல் கொள்வது மிகவும் இனியது என்று எண்ணுபவனது வாழ்வு, பிழைபடுதல் சிறிது நேரத்தில் உண்டு; கேட்டுப் போதலும் சிறிது நேரத்தில் உண்டு.
  • Translation
    in English
    The life of those who cherished enmity hold dear,
    To grievous fault and utter death is near.
  • Meaning
    Failure and ruin are not far from him who says it is sweet to excel in hatred.


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