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.

0867. கொடுத்தும் கொளல்வேண்டும் மன்ற

0867. Koduththum Kolalvendum Mandra

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    நட்பியல் (Natpiyal) - Alliance
  • அதிகாரம்
    பகைமாட்சி (Pagaimaatchi)
    The Might of Hatred
  • குறள்
    கொடுத்தும் கொளல்வேண்டும் மன்ற அடுத்திருந்து
    மாணாத செய்வான் பகை.
  • விளக்கம்
    ஒரு தொழிலைத் தொடங்கி, அதற்குப் பொருந்தாதவற்றைச் செய்வானது பகையைப் பொருள் கொடுத்தேனும் கொள்ள வேண்டும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Unseemly are his deeds, yet proffering aid, the man draws nigh:
    His hate- 'tis cheap at any price- be sure to buy!
  • Meaning
    It is indeed necessary to obtain even by purchase the hatred of him who having begun (a work) does what is not conductive (to its accomplishment).


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