Chanakya Neeti Quotes from chapter 15 . Have a look upon them.
A man who has mercy and compassion for all creatures is religious for sure. He does not require any religious symbol or sign to prove his religiousness.
A guru who shows his disciple the path of righteousness leaves a huge debt. It cannot be paid back as none of the physical objects is so precious.
There are two ways to deal with thorns and wicked people. One is to crush them, and the other is to stay away from them.
One who wears dirty clothes has filthy teeth, oversleeps, and uses foul language. Such a person cannot gain prosperity or good health.
When a person loses money, then his woman, friends, servants, and relatives also move away. Upon regaining money, they will try to come back. It means that money is your ultimate relative in this physical world.
The wealth earned by unjust means will perish for sure.
A wrong act done by a person with power is hailed, and many times is justified. On the other hand, an excellent task done by a poor might not grab that much attention.
Even if a gem be placed on the foot and a mirror on the head, Still, the gem will not lose its value.
The knowledge in holy scriptures is like a vast sea. For a man with a busy life, it will not be possible to read and understand everything. He must act like a swan i.e., attain what is useful and leave the rest.
A man who can continue eating food, neglecting a hungry & exhausted traveler that came to him in the hope of some. Surely, such a person is a charlatan.
If a man recites religious scriptures without bothering to understand the ideas being stated in them, this man is not better than a spoon that is dipped in all kinds of food but is unable to taste anything.
Frequent visitors lose respect. For example, Moon appears so bright until it enters the home of Sun.
Greed is the root cause of troubles. A black bee enjoys nectar from a lotus flower, but in search of more, it goes to forests and paddy fields where it gets hurts by the thorns.
The bond of love is supreme and has a very significant impact on the life of a person. A black bee can drill a hole in hardwood but gets trapped in the lotus flower. It can reach its freedom quite easily, but it hesitates to hurt the flower.
The fragrance of sandalwood remains even upon chopping it, a bull-elephant does not stop mating even in old age, and sugarcane tastes sweet even upon being crushed. Such is the nature of high-class men that remains unchanged even in poverty.
* A few verses have been ignored to match modern context. The lines above focus on meaning than simple translation. Hopefully, you enjoyed those Chanakya quotes.
Chanakya Niti: Chapter 14 Chapter 16.
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