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.

1002. பொருளானாம் எல்லாமென்று ஈயாது

1002. Porulaanaam Ellaamendru Eeyathu

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    குடியியல் (Kudiyiyal) - Miscellaneous
  • அதிகாரம்
    நன்றியில் செல்வம் (Nandriyil Selvam)
    Wealth Without Benefaction
  • குறள்
    பொருளானாம் எல்லாமென்று ஈயாது இவறும்
    மருளானாம் மாணாப் பிறப்பு.
  • விளக்கம்
    பொருளாலே எல்லாம் ஆகும் என்று கருதி அதனைப் பிறர்க்குக் கொடுக்காமல் மயங்கியிருத்தலால், ஒருவனுக்குச் சிறப்பில்லாத பிறப்பு உண்டாகும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Who giving nought, opines from wealth all blessing springs,
    Degraded birth that doting miser's folly brings.
  • Meaning
    He who knows that wealth yields every pleasure and yet is so blind as to lead miserly life will be born a demon.


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