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.

0965. குன்றின் அனையாரும் குன்றுவர்

0965. Kundrin Anaiyaarum Kundruvar

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    குடியியல் (Kudiyiyal) - Miscellaneous
  • அதிகாரம்
    மானம் (Maanam)
  • குறள்
    குன்றின் அனையாரும் குன்றுவர் குன்றுவ
    குன்றி அனைய செயின்.
  • விளக்கம்
    குடிப்பிறப்பால் மலைபோல் உயர்ந்தவராயினும், தாழ்வு வருவதற்குக் காரணமான செயல்களை, ஒரு குன்றிமணியின் அளவு செய்வார்களானாலும் தாழ்ந்து விடுவர்.
  • Translation
    in English
    If meanness, slight as 'abrus' grain, by men be wrought,
    Though like a hill their high estate, they sink to nought.
  • Meaning
    Even those who are exalted like a hill will be thought low, if they commit deeds that are debasing.


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