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.

1293. கெட்டார்க்கு நட்டார்இல் என்பதோ

1293. Kettaarkku Nattaaril Enbatho

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    இன்பத்துப்பால் (Inbaththuppaal) - Love
  • இயல்
    கற்பியல் (Karpiyal) - The Post-Marital Love
  • அதிகாரம்
    நெஞ்சோடு புலத்தல் (Nenjodu Pulaththal)
    Exploration with Oneself
  • குறள்
    கெட்டார்க்கு நட்டார்இல் என்பதோ நெஞ்சேநீ
    பெட்டாங்கு அவர்பின் செலல்.
  • விளக்கம்
    மனமே! நீ விரும்பியபடி அவரிடம் செல்லுதல், உலகத்தில் கெட்டார்க்கு நண்பர் இல்லை என்ற நினைவினாலோ?
  • Translation
    in English
    'The ruined have no friends, 'they say; and so, my heart,
    To follow him, at thy desire, from me thou dost depart.
  • Meaning
    O my soul! do you follow him at pleasure under the belief that the ruined have no friends?


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