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.

0862. அன்பிலன் ஆன்ற துணையிலன்

0862. Anbilan Aandra Thunaiyilan

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    நட்பியல் (Natpiyal) - Alliance
  • அதிகாரம்
    பகைமாட்சி (Pagaimaatchi)
    The Might of Hatred
  • குறள்
    அன்பிலன் ஆன்ற துணையிலன் தான்துவ்வான்
    என்பரியும் ஏதிலான் துப்பு.
  • விளக்கம்
    இனத்தார்மேல் அன்பில்லாதவனாகவும், வலிமையான துணை இல்லாதவனாகவும் தானும் வலிமை இல்லாதவனாகவும் உள்ள ஒருவன் எவ்வாறு பகைவரை வெல்வான்?
  • Translation
    in English
    No kinsman's love, no strength of friends has he;
    How can he bear his foeman's enmity?
  • Meaning
    How can he who is unloving, destitute of powerful aids, and himself without strength overcome the might of his foe ?


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