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.

0871. பகைஎன்னும் பண்பி லதனை

0871. Pagaiennum Panbi Lathanai

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    நட்பியல் (Natpiyal) - Alliance
  • அதிகாரம்
    பகைத்திறம் தெரிதல் (Pagaiththiram Therithal)
    Knowing the Quality of Hate
  • குறள்
    பகைஎன்னும் பண்பி லதனை ஒருவன்
    நகையேயும் வேண்டற்பாற்று அன்று.
  • விளக்கம்
    பகை என்று சொல்லப்படுகின்ற பண்பற்ற தீமையை ஒருவன் நகைத்துப் பொழுதுபோக்கும் விளையாட்டாகவும் விரும்பக் கூடாது.
  • Translation
    in English
    For Hate, that ill-conditioned thing not e'en in jest.
    Let any evil longing rule your breast.
  • Meaning
    The evil of hatred is not of a nature to be desired by one even in sport.


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