Chanakyaniti – Rules to live by – Chapter 6
Chanakyaniti is rules to live by. Chanakya niti outline the guideline about how to behave in different scenarios.
- By listening to religious scriptures the person gains knowledge about religion. You can get rid of evil-ideas by talking to a scholar, and on following the advice of a guru you’ll easily reach the door-steps of heaven.
- Crow is most cunning amongst the birds, a dog is among the animals. In sages, the one with short temper is the most harmful. Among all, most harmful is the person jealous of you.
- A brass pot is purified by treating it with ash and copper by citric. A woman after her periods and rivers gets purified after passing through rapids.
- A ruler gets fame on visiting different parts of his kingdom, a preacher gets glory by spreading knowledge in foreign territories, and same happens with a Yogi traveling distant places. Anyhow, when a woman does something like that then she only meets destruction.
- A person with sufficient money make a lot many friends and even more relatives. The interesting part is that he is also considered wise and full of wisdom. [If money is not everything, then too it’s required for most of the things.]
- The Kaal [time] consumes every person and everything. It can and it will destroy everything. It’s in action even when you sleep. None can escape him.
- A person born as blind is unable to see things and same is the case with people in love. An alcoholic cannot differentiate between good and bad. In same manner a selfish person gets blind under affect of his selfish goals.
- A person commits actions and faces the consequence [in this world and in other world ]. Takes births in many forms and after settling his Karma; merges in Almighty.
- A king pays for the sins of his countrymen and royal priest has to pay for the deed of king. A husband has to pay for deed of his wife and a teacher pays for the deeds of his pupils.
- A father who leaves debt for children is like an enemy and same principle applies to mother with loose character. Also, a foolish son and beautiful wife add to pain of a man. [double discretion is advised here ]
- You can win a greedy by offering money, a proud person by pretending your devotion, you can win a fool by agreeing with him, and you can win a scholar by truth and only truth.
- It is better not to have a kingdom than having it in bad state. Similarly, it is better to have no friends, pupils and wife than having bad ones.
- There is no happiness in a kingdom being ruled by a wicked king; there is no benefit from a deceitful friend. Similarly, there is no happiness in homes where wife quarrel. Also, there is no benefit in having bad pupils.