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.

0937. பழகிய செல்வமும் பண்பும்

0937. Pazhagiya Selvamum Panbum

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    நட்பியல் (Natpiyal) - Alliance
  • அதிகாரம்
    சூது (Soothu)
    Gaming (Gambling)
  • குறள்
    பழகிய செல்வமும் பண்பும் கெடுக்கும்
    கழகத்துக் காலை புகின்.
  • விளக்கம்
    இளமையில் சூதாடும் இடத்தில் காலம் கழியுமானால், அது பழமையால் வந்த செல்வத்தையும் நற்குணங்களையும் கெடுக்கும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Ancestral wealth and noble fame to ruin haste,
    If men in gambler's halls their precious moments waste.
  • Meaning
    To waste time at the place of gambling will destroy inherited wealth and goodness of character.


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