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.

1019. குலஞ்சுடும் கொள்கை பிழைப்பின்

1019. Kulanchudum Kolgai Pizhaippin

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    குடியியல் (Kudiyiyal) - Miscellaneous
  • அதிகாரம்
    நாணுடைமை (Naanudaimai)
  • குறள்
    குலஞ்சுடும் கொள்கை பிழைப்பின் நலஞ்சுடும்
    நாணின்மை நின்றக் கடை.
  • விளக்கம்
    ஒழுக்கம் தவறினால் அது குடிப்பிறப்பைக் கெடுக்கும்; நாணம் இன்றாயின் அஃது அவனுடைய நலன்களை எல்லாம் கெடுக்கும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    'Twill race consume if right observance fail;
    'Twill every good consume if shamelessness prevail.
  • Meaning
    Want of manners injures one's family; but want of modesty injures one's character.


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