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.

0888. அரம்பொருத பொன்போலத் தேயும்

0888. Aramporutha Ponpolath Theyum

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    நட்பியல் (Natpiyal) - Alliance
  • அதிகாரம்
    உட்பகை (Utpagai)
    Enmity Within
  • குறள்
    அரம்பொருத பொன்போலத் தேயும் உரம்பொருது
    உட்பகை உற்ற குடி.
  • விளக்கம்
    அரம் இரும்பினைத் தேய்த்துக் குறைப்பதுபோல, உட்பகை கொண்ட குடியும் அப்பகையால் தேய்வுண்டு வலிமை குறையும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    As gold with which the file contends is worn away,
    So strength of house declines where hate concealed hath sway.
  • Meaning
    A family subject to internal hatred will wear out and lose its strength like iron that has been filed away.


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