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.

0898. குன்றன்னார் குன்ற மதிப்பின்

0898. Kundrannaar Kundra Mathippin

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    நட்பியல் (Natpiyal) - Alliance
  • அதிகாரம்
    பெரியாரைப் பிழையாமை (Periyaaraip Pilaiyaamai)
    Not Offending the Great
  • குறள்
    குன்றன்னார் குன்ற மதிப்பின் குடியொடு
    நின்றன்னார் மாய்வர் நிலத்து.
  • விளக்கம்
    மலைபோன்ற பெருமையுடையவர், ஒருவனை அழிந்துபோக வேண்டும் என்று எண்ணினால், அவன் இவ்வுலகில் நிலை பெற்ற செல்வமுடையவனாயினும் தன் குடும்பத்தோடு அழிந்து விடுவான்.
  • Translation
    in English
    If they, whose virtues like a mountain rise, are light esteemed;
    They die from earth who, with their households, ever-during seemed.
  • Meaning
    If (the) hill-like (devotees) resolve on destruction, those who seemed to be everlasting will be destroyed root and branch from the earth.


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