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.

1005. கொடுப்பதூஉம் துய்ப்பதூஉம் இல்லார்க்கு

1005. Koduppathooum Thuippathooum Illaarkku

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    குடியியல் (Kudiyiyal) - Miscellaneous
  • அதிகாரம்
    நன்றியில் செல்வம் (Nandriyil Selvam)
    Wealth Without Benefaction
  • குறள்
    கொடுப்பதூஉம் துய்ப்பதூஉம் இல்லார்க்கு அடுக்கிய
    கோடியுண் டாயினும் இல்.
  • விளக்கம்
    பிறர்க்குக் கொடுப்பதும், தாம் அனுபவிப்பதுமாகிய இரண்டும் இல்லாதவர்க்குப் பலகோடி பொருளிருப்பினும் பயன் இல்லையாகும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Amid accumulated millions they are poor,
    Who nothing give and nought enjoy of all they store.
  • Meaning
    Those who neither give (to others) nor enjoy (their property) are (truly) destitute, though possessing immense riches.


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