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.

0934. சிறுமை பலசெய்து சீரழிக்கும்

0934. Sirumai Palaseithu Seerazhikkum

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    நட்பியல் (Natpiyal) - Alliance
  • அதிகாரம்
    சூது (Soothu)
    Gaming (Gambling)
  • குறள்
    சிறுமை பலசெய்து சீரழிக்கும் சூதின்
    வறுமை தருவதொன்று இல்.
  • விளக்கம்
    தன்னை விரும்பியவனுக்குத் துன்பங்கள் பலவற்றையும் உண்டாக்கிப் புகழையும் கெடுக்கும் சூதுபோல் வறுமையைக் கொடுப்பது வேறொன்றில்லை.
  • Translation
    in English
    Gaming brings many woes, and ruins fair renown;
    Nothing to want brings men so surely down.
  • Meaning
    There is nothing else that brings (us) poverty like gambling which causes many a misery and destroys (one's) reputation.


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