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.

0925. கையறி யாமை உடைத்தே

0925. Kaiyari Yaamai Udaiththe

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    நட்பியல் (Natpiyal) - Alliance
  • அதிகாரம்
    கள்ளுண்ணாமை (Kallunnaamai)
    Not Drinking Palm-Wine
  • குறள்
    கையறி யாமை உடைத்தே பொருள்கொடுத்து
    மெய்யறி யாமை கொளல்.
  • விளக்கம்
    ஒருவன் விலைப் பொருளைக் கொடுத்து, தன் உடலைத் தான் அறியாத நிலையை மேற்கொள்வது, செய்வது இன்னது என்று அறியாத அறியாமை உடையதாகும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    With gift of goods who self-oblivion buys,
    Is ignorant of all that man should prize.
  • Meaning
    To give money and purchase unconsciousness is the result of one's ignorance of (one's own actions).


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