Chanakyaniti – Rules to live by – Chapter 16
Chanakyaniti is rules to live by. Chanakya niti outline the guideline about how to behave in different scenarios.
- A man who never remembers the Almighty will not get out of life-death cycle. One who is deprived of the wealth of religion will never reach the doors-of-heaven and one who has not even dreamt of enjoying a woman. Such person is comparable to an axe that destroys that the forest of his mother’s youth. [A person with such useless life has no explanation for taking birth … (Discretion Advised)]
- It is the characteristic of a whore that she talks with one man, stares at another with a third person in her mind. If is not the mistake of that whore, but is of the man who thinks that she will love him.
- A foolish man easily falls in love with a whore and then becomes her toy. She will use him, betray him, trick him, and finally destroy him.
- There existed no man on this planet who didn’t acquire ego after becoming successful and after enjoying a luxurious life. After getting involved in worldly matters no man escaped from troubles. There is not a single man who did not fall for some beautiful woman. Has any beggar even gained respect? Has somebody remained unharmed after dealing with wicked people?
- No golden deer took birth nor anyone saw it before. Still, Lord Rama went after it. It appears as that the wisdom deserts a person before the arrival of the problem in the life of a person.
- A man might acquire some big position after putting few efforts , but that is not everything. A crow sitting on the steeple of a palace is not honored but an eagle is.
- A man is respected for his qualities even if he lacks in money. The little moon on the second day of antecedence is given much more importance than a full moon. (Astrological significance)
- A man without qualities if praised by others; gains glory. If lord Indra starts praising himself then it will not add to his glory. Praising yourself will not earn you respect.
- Like a gem embedded in an ornament of gold appears more elegant. In a similar manner, a man must enhance his good qualities to add more charm to his physical beauty.
- A highly educated person might feel low in lack of a patron. Just like a gem in need of a suitable ornament to find its respectful place.
- I am not interested in money earned by; bringing pain to others, anti-religious activities, and by begging before an enemy.
- Money comparable to the bride of an orthodox family is not of much use. It must be like a prostitute available to anyone in need. (planned investment is better than savings)
- You cannot get satisfied with the money you have, with women, and tasty food. More you enjoy the desire grows even more. Hunger and thirst cannot be satisfied.
- The blessings earned after donating land, water, clothes, or after performing Yajna are not very significant when compared to blessings obtained after a helping a deserving person in need.
- It is better to die than living a life of humiliation. You die once, but humiliation kills you every moment.
- One must not act as miser when it comes to speaking politely. A polite talker is appreciated by all and speaking politely costs you nothing.
- This world is like a tree with two life-giving fruits hanging from it. One is to speak politely and other is to be in the company of good people.
- Like Money in hands of others is of no use. In same manner knowledge confined to books is also of no use to a person. (Practical know-how is of greater significance than bookish knowledge)