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.

0958. நலத்தின்கண் நாரின்மை தோன்றின்

0958. Nalaththinkan Naarinmai Thondrin

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    குடியியல் (Kudiyiyal) - Miscellaneous
  • அதிகாரம்
    குடிமை (Kudimai)
  • குறள்
    நலத்தின்கண் நாரின்மை தோன்றின் அவனைக்
    குலத்தின்கண் ஐயப் படும்.
  • விளக்கம்
    ஒருவனுக்கு நல்ல குணத்தில் விருப்பமின்மை உண்டானால், அவனது குலப்பிறப்பில் உலகத்தவர் ஐயங்கொள்வர்.
  • Translation
    in English
    If lack of love appear in those who bear some goodly name,
    'Twill make men doubt the ancestry they claim.
  • Meaning
    If one of a good family betrays want of affection, his descent from it will be called in question.


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