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.

0931. வேண்டற்க வென்றிடினும் சூதினை

0931. Vendarka Vendridinum Soothinai

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    நட்பியல் (Natpiyal) - Alliance
  • அதிகாரம்
    சூது (Soothu)
    Gaming (Gambling)
  • குறள்
    வேண்டற்க வென்றிடினும் சூதினை வென்றதூஉம்
    தூண்டிற்பொன் மீன்விழுங்கி அற்று.
  • விளக்கம்
    ஒருவன் வெற்றி தருமாயினும் சூதை விரும்புதல் கூடாது. சூதில் வெற்றியாகக் கிடைத்த பொருளும், தூண்டிலிரும்பை இரையெனக் கருதி மீன் விழுங்குவது போலாகும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Seek not the gamester's play; though you should win,
    Your gain is as the baited hook the fish takes in.
  • Meaning
    Though able to win, let not one desire gambling; (for) even what is won is like a fish swallowing the iron in fish-hook.


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