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.

1049. நெருப்பினுள் துஞ்சலும் ஆகும்

1049. Neruppinul Thunchalum Aagum

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    குடியியல் (Kudiyiyal) - Miscellaneous
  • அதிகாரம்
    நல்குரவு (Nalkuravu)
  • குறள்
    நெருப்பினுள் துஞ்சலும் ஆகும் நிரப்பினுள்
    யாதொன்றும் கண்பாடு அரிது.
  • விளக்கம்
    ஒருவன் நெருப்பிலே இருந்து உறங்குதலும் கூடும்; ஆனால் வறுமை வந்தபோது யாதொன்றாலும் உறங்குதல் அரிது.
  • Translation
    in English
    Amid the flames sleep may men's eyelids close,
    In poverty the eye knows no repose.
  • Meaning
    One may sleep in the midst of fire; but by no means in the midst of poverty.


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