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.

1063. இன்மை இடும்பை இரந்துதீர்

1063. Inmai Idumbai Irandhutheer

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    குடியியல் (Kudiyiyal) - Miscellaneous
  • அதிகாரம்
    இரவச்சம் (Iravachcham)
    The Dread of Mendicancy
  • குறள்
    இன்மை இடும்பை இரந்துதீர் வாமென்னும்
    வன்மையின் வன்பாட்ட தில்.
  • விளக்கம்
    வறுமையால் வரும் துன்பத்தை இரந்து தீர்ப்போம் என, முயற்சியைக் கைவிட்ட வல்லமைபோல் வன்மையானது வேறு இல்லை.
  • Translation
    in English
    Nothing is harder than the hardness that will say,
    'The plague of penury by asking alms we'll drive away.'
  • Meaning
    There is no greater folly than the boldness with which one seeks to remedy the evils of poverty by begging (rather than by working).


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