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.

0933. உருளாயம் ஓவாது கூறின்

0933. Urulaayam Ovaathu Koorin

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    நட்பியல் (Natpiyal) - Alliance
  • அதிகாரம்
    சூது (Soothu)
    Gaming (Gambling)
  • குறள்
    உருளாயம் ஓவாது கூறின் பொருளாயம்
    போஒய்ப் புறமே படும்.
  • விளக்கம்
    இலாபத்தை இடைவிடாது சொல்லிச் சூதடுவானாயின், அவனது பொருளும் வருவாயும் அவனை விட்டுச் சென்று, பகைவரிடம் தங்கும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    If prince unceasing speak of nought but play,
    Treasure and revenue will pass from him away.
  • Meaning
    If the king is incessantly addicted to the rolling dice in the hope of gain, his wealth and the resources thereof will take their departure and fall into other's hands.


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