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.

1000. பண்பிலான் பெற்ற பெருஞ்செல்வம்

1000. Panbilaan Petra Perunjchelvam

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    குடியியல் (Kudiyiyal) - Miscellaneous
  • அதிகாரம்
    பண்புடைமை (Panbudaimai)
  • குறள்
    பண்பிலான் பெற்ற பெருஞ்செல்வம் நன்பால்
    கலந்தீமை யால்திரிந் தற்று.
  • விளக்கம்
    பண்பில்லாதவன் பெற்ற பெருஞ்செல்வம், நல்ல ஆவின்பால் அதனை வைத்த பாத்திரத்தின் குற்றத்தால் கெட்டது போன்றதாகும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Like sweet milk soured because in filthy vessel poured,
    Is ample wealth in churlish man's unopened coffers stored.
  • Meaning
    The great wealth obtained by one who has no goodness will perish like pure milk spoilt by the impurity of the vessel.


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