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.

0922. உண்ணற்க கள்ளை உணில்உண்க

0922. Unnarka Kallai Unilunga

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    நட்பியல் (Natpiyal) - Alliance
  • அதிகாரம்
    கள்ளுண்ணாமை (Kallunnaamai)
    Not Drinking Palm-Wine
  • குறள்
    உண்ணற்க கள்ளை உணில்உண்க சான்றோரான்
    எண்ணப் படவேண்டா தார்.
  • விளக்கம்
    கள்ளை உண்ணுதல் கூடாது; உண்ண வேண்டுமாயின் நல்லவரால் மதிக்கப்படுதலை விரும்பாதார் உண்ணுக.
  • Translation
    in English
    Drink not inebriating draught. Let him count well the cost.
    Who drinks, by drinking, all good men's esteem is lost.
  • Meaning
    Let no liquor be drunk; if it is desired, let it be drunk by those who care not for esteem of the great.


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