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.

1010. சீருடைச் செல்வர் சிறுதுனி

1010. Cheerudaich Chelvar Siruthuni

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    குடியியல் (Kudiyiyal) - Miscellaneous
  • அதிகாரம்
    நன்றியில் செல்வம் (Nandriyil Selvam)
    Wealth Without Benefaction
  • குறள்
    சீருடைச் செல்வர் சிறுதுனி மாரி
    வறங்கூர்ந் தனையது உடைத்து.
  • விளக்கம்
    புகழ் பெற்ற செல்வர் சிறிது காலம் வறுமைப்பட்டிருத்தல் மேகம் சிறிது காலம் வறண்டது போன்ற தன்மையுடையது.
  • Translation
    in English
    'Tis as when rain cloud in the heaven grows day,
    When generous wealthy man endures brief poverty.
  • Meaning
    The short-lived poverty of those who are noble and rich is like the clouds becoming poor (for a while).


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