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.

0858. இகலிற்கு எதிர்சாய்தல் ஆக்கம்

0858. Igalirku Edhirsaaithal Aakkam

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    நட்பியல் (Natpiyal) - Alliance
  • அதிகாரம்
    இகல் (Igal)
  • குறள்
    இகலிற்கு எதிர்சாய்தல் ஆக்கம் அதனை
    மிக்லூக்கின் ஊக்குமாம் கேடு.
  • விளக்கம்
    இகலுக்கு எதிராக ஒதுங்கி நடத்தல் ஆக்கத்தைக் கொடுக்கும்; அதனை மிகுதியாக மேற்கொண்டால், அது செல்வத்தின் அழிவினை உண்டாக்கும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    'Tis gain to turn the soul from enmity;
    Ruin reigns where this hath mastery.
  • Meaning
    Shrinking back from hatred will yield wealth; indulging in its increase will hasten ruin.


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