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.

0915. பொதுநலத்தார் புன்னலம் தோயார்

0915. Pothunalaththaar Punnalam Thoyaar

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    நட்பியல் (Natpiyal) - Alliance
  • அதிகாரம்
    வரைவின் மகளிர் (Varaivin Magalir)
    Wanton Women
  • குறள்
    பொதுநலத்தார் புன்னலம் தோயார் மதிநலத்தின்
    மாண்ட அறிவி னவர்.
  • விளக்கம்
    அறிவின் சிறப்பினால் பெருமையடைந்த அறிவினையுடையவர், எல்லார் தம் பொதுவாக இன்பம் தருவாரது இழிந்த இன்பத்தைத் தீண்டமாட்டார்.
  • Translation
    in English
    From contact with their worthless charms, whose charms to all are free,
    The men with sense of good and lofty wisdom blest will flee.
  • Meaning
    Those whose knowledge is made excellent by their (natural) sense will not covet the trffling delights of those whose favours are common (to all).


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