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.

0940. இழத்தொறூஉம் காதலிக்கும் சூதேபோல்

0940. Izhaththorooum Kaathalikkum Soothepol

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    நட்பியல் (Natpiyal) - Alliance
  • அதிகாரம்
    சூது (Soothu)
    Gaming (Gambling)
  • குறள்
    இழத்தொறூஉம் காதலிக்கும் சூதேபோல் துன்பம்
    உழத்தொறூஉம் காதற்று உயிர்.
  • விளக்கம்
    பொருளை இழக்குந்தோறும் மேன்மேலும் விருப்பந்தரும் சூதைப்போல், உயிர், உடம்பால் துன்பங்களை அனுபவிக்குந் தோறும் உடம்பின் மீது ஆசையை உடையதாகும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Howe'er he lose, the gambler's heart is ever in the play;
    E'en so the soul, despite its griefs, would live on earth alway.
  • Meaning
    As the gambler loves (his vice) the more he loses by it, so does the soul love (the body) the more it suffers through it.


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