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.

0882. வாள்போல பகைவரை அஞ்சற்க

0882. Vaalpola Pagaivarai Anjarka

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    நட்பியல் (Natpiyal) - Alliance
  • அதிகாரம்
    உட்பகை (Utpagai)
    Enmity Within
  • குறள்
    வாள்போல பகைவரை அஞ்சற்க அஞ்சுக
    கேள்போல் பகைவர் தொடர்பு.
  • விளக்கம்
    வாள் போல வெளிப்படையாய்த் துன்பம் செய்யும் பகைவர்க்கு அஞ்ச வேண்டா; உறவினர் போன்று மறைந்து நிற்கும் பகைவர் நட்புக்கு அஞ்சுதல் வேண்டும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Dread not the foes that as drawn swords appear;
    Friendship of foes, who seem like kinsmen, fear!
  • Meaning
    Fear not foes (who say they would cut) like a sword; (but) fear the friendship of foes (who seemingly act) like relations.


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