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.

1046. நற்பொருள் நன்குணர்ந்து சொல்லினும்

1046. Narporul Nankunarndhu Sollinum

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    குடியியல் (Kudiyiyal) - Miscellaneous
  • அதிகாரம்
    நல்குரவு (Nalkuravu)
  • குறள்
    நற்பொருள் நன்குணர்ந்து சொல்லினும் நல்கூர்ந்தார்
    சொற்பொருள் சோர்வு படும்.
  • விளக்கம்
    நல்ல நூல்களின் பொருளை வறியவர் தெளிவாக அறிந்து கூறினாலும், அவர் சொல் பயனற்ற சொல்லாக முடியும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Though deepest sense, well understood, the poor man's words convey,
    Their sense from memory of mankind will fade away.
  • Meaning
    The words of the poor are profitless, though they may be sound in thought and clear in expression.


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