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.

1008. நச்சப் படாதவன் செல்வம்

1008. Nachchap Padaathavan Selvam

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    குடியியல் (Kudiyiyal) - Miscellaneous
  • அதிகாரம்
    நன்றியில் செல்வம் (Nandriyil Selvam)
    Wealth Without Benefaction
  • குறள்
    நச்சப் படாதவன் செல்வம் நடுவூருள்
    நச்சு மரம்பழுத் தற்று.
  • விளக்கம்
    வறியவர்க்கு ஒன்றும் கொடுக்காததால் பிறரால் விரும்பப்படாதவனின் செல்வம், ஊர் நடுவே நச்சு மரம் பழுத்தது போலாகும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    When he whom no man loves exults in great prosperity,
    'Tis as when fruits in midmost of the town some poisonous tree.
  • Meaning
    The wealth of him who is disliked (by all) is like the fruit-bearing of the etty tree in the midst of a town.


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