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.

0875. தன்துணை இன்றால் பகையிரண்டால்

0875. Thanthunai Indraal Pagaiyirandaal

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    நட்பியல் (Natpiyal) - Alliance
  • அதிகாரம்
    பகைத்திறம் தெரிதல் (Pagaiththiram Therithal)
    Knowing the Quality of Hate
  • குறள்
    தன்துணை இன்றால் பகையிரண்டால் தான்ஒருவன்
    இன்துணையாக் கொள்கவற்றின் ஒன்று.
  • விளக்கம்
    தனக்குத் துணையோ இல்லை; பகையோ இரண்டு; அங்ஙனமாயின், ஒருவன் அப்பகைவர் இருவருள் ஒருவனைத் தனக்கு இனிய துணையாக்கிக் கொள்ளுதல் வேண்டும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Without ally, who fights with twofold enemy o'ermatched,
    Must render one of these a friend attached.
  • Meaning
    He who is alone and helpless while his foes are two should secure one of them as an agreeable help (to himself).


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