Chanakya Neeti: Chapter 14

Have a look at the inspirational ideas from chapter 14 of Chanakya Neeti.

In this world, there are only three real gems. They are water, food grains, and right language. On the other hand, fools confuse gems with stones.

Poverty, diseases, conflicts, and other problems in life are nothing but the fruits from the tree of one’s misdeeds.

You can earn money after losing it, you can make new friends, and also you can get another wife, but this is not the case with the body. [take good care of your health]

Many straws reunite together to frame a thatch to protect against rain. In the same manner, when men unite together to form an army, they can easily defeat the enemy.

The following have a considerable tendency to spread. They are oil on water,  a secret told to a man of unjust character,  a donation to a worthy man, and the knowledge of a wise man. 

One becomes very enlightened and awake after listening to the religious talks, after attending a funeral, and on falling sick severely. [Most of the men remember God only when in pain… lol]

Usually, a man regrets his act of sin after accomplishing it.  If the same wisdom is shown before acting, then the man will definitely attain Nirvana.

There is no need to get satisfied with the knowledge, acts of charity, politeness, penance, and worldly wisdom. As this world is full of such gems and you cannot get enough of them. [ there is always a scope for doing better and becoming better.]

If someone lives in the heart of someone then distances don’t matter. On another hand, a person who has no place in the heart doesn’t matters, even being physically near.

It will be good if you remain at a safe distance from the king, fire, and women. Also, don’t stay too far from them; otherwise, you will get deprived of the rewards.  [… maintain the balance in life]

One must cautiously deal with fire, woman, fool, snake, and members of royalty. They may prove fatal.

Only a capable man who lives life as per principles of religion is alive in real senses. If not, then the person is living a life of no use.

A really wise man is an expert in the art of speaking; he talks as per situation, speaks the words that add to his fame, and shows anger according to the authority he possesses.

The three views of three beings for a lovely woman. She will be equivalent to a corpse for some Yogi, a lustful man will consider her as an object of desire, and for a dog she will be nothing more than a big lump of meat. [… contains very deep meaning. Discretion advised]

A wise man will never reveal his secret to anyone. He won’t discuss the formula of his secret medicine, his religious resolves, problems in the family, consumption of bad food, and his sexual acts. Also, he will not indulge himself in such discussions. (especially the ill talks about others)

A cuckoo bird will not sing until the arrival of spring i.e.; there is the right time for performing every task.

O Man ! you must leave the company of wicked people and must come closer to noble fellows. You must do good deeds all day and night with faith in God because this world will perish one day.

 Chanakya NitiChapter 13      Chapter 15





4 responses to “Chanakya Neeti: Chapter 14”

  1. prakhal goyal Avatar
    prakhal goyal

    ‘It will be good for you to not get too close to a king, fire, and women. Also, don’t stay too far from them otherwise you will get deprived of the rewards.’
    Why should one not remain too far from Fire?

    1. saurabh Avatar

      You need it, I need it, and even they need it. To cook food, for the light, for warmth, and other countless activities.
      I appreciate that you bothered to ask.

  2. Pushkar Avatar

    excllent man…great teachings….i found lot of flaws in my nature and a lot to correct i guess..thanks 🙂

  3. saurabh Avatar

    A person is potentially very strong, provided he conquers the weaknesses of human nature.

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