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.

0881. நிழல்நீரும் இன்னாத இன்னா

0881. Nizhalneerum Innaatha Innaa

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    நட்பியல் (Natpiyal) - Alliance
  • அதிகாரம்
    உட்பகை (Utpagai)
    Enmity Within
  • குறள்
    நிழல்நீரும் இன்னாத இன்னா தமர்நீரும்
    இன்னாவாம் இன்னா செயின்.
  • விளக்கம்
    இன்பந்தரும் நிழலும் நீரும் துன்பம் தருவனவாயின் தீயனவாகும்; அவை போன்றே சுற்றத்தாரின் இயல்புகளும் துன்பம் செய்யின் தீயவையாகும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Water and shade, if they unwholesome prove, will bring you pain.
    And qualities of friends who treacherous act, will be your bane.
  • Meaning
    Shade and water are not pleasant, (if) they cause disease; so are the qualities of (one's) relations not agreeable, (if) they cause pain.


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