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.

0929. களித்தானைக் காரணம் காட்டுதல்

0929. Kaliththaanaik Kaaranam Kaattuthal

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    நட்பியல் (Natpiyal) - Alliance
  • அதிகாரம்
    கள்ளுண்ணாமை (Kallunnaamai)
    Not Drinking Palm-Wine
  • குறள்
    களித்தானைக் காரணம் காட்டுதல் கீழ்நீர்க்
    குளித்தானைத் தீத்துரீஇ அற்று.
  • விளக்கம்
    கள் குடித்துக் களித்த ஒருவனைக் காரணம் காட்டித் தெளிவித்தல் நீருக்குள்ளே மூழ்கிய ஒருவனை விளக்கினால் தேடுதலை ஒக்கும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Like him who, lamp in hand, would seek one sunk beneath the wave.
    Is he who strives to sober drunken man with reasonings grave.
  • Meaning
    Reasoning with a drunkard is like going under water with a torch in search of a drowned man.


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