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.

0930. கள்ளுண்ணாப் போழ்திற் களித்தானைக்

0930. Kallunnaap Pozhthir Kaliththaanaik

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    நட்பியல் (Natpiyal) - Alliance
  • அதிகாரம்
    கள்ளுண்ணாமை (Kallunnaamai)
    Not Drinking Palm-Wine
  • குறள்
    கள்ளுண்ணாப் போழ்திற் களித்தானைக் காணுங்கால்
    உள்ளான்கொல் உண்டதன் சோர்வு.
  • விளக்கம்
    ஒருவன் கள்ளுண்ணாத காலத்தில், கள் உண்டவனது சோர்வைக் காணும்போது, தனக்கும் இத்தகைய சோர்வுதானே உண்டாகும் என்று அவன் நினைக்க மாட்டானோ?
  • Translation
    in English
    When one, in sober interval, a drunken man espies,
    Does he not think, 'Such is my folly in my revelries'?
  • Meaning
    When (a drunkard) who is sober sees one who is not, it looks as if he remembered not the evil effects of his (own) drink.


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