This post contains Chanakya Quotes from chapter three. Have a look…
Which family in this world has no blemish? Is there any person who has never fallen ill? Has been somebody hadn’t troubled by his bad habits? Can you point a person who has lived happily throughout his life? Problems arrive in life. On should accept this reality and move forward in life.
A person’s descent reflects in his behavior, his native place in his tone, and his belly’s size tells about his food intake.
A wise man educates his sons, marries daughter to a high-class family, exploits weaknesses of his enemies, and makes friends with people who do good deeds.
If you have an evil person on one side and a snake at the other, better opt for the snake as it will bite only for self-defense, but the wicked person will not spare any chance of hurting you.
A wise king always accompanies wise councils who remain (Loyal) by his side irrespective of the situation and place.
On doom’s day (प्रलय ), the whole world gets submerged under the ocean, but the men with noble characters have a depth that cannot be filled even by many Oceans. They stand still in every good or bad situation.
A stupid person looks similar in appearance like any other human being despite being an ass.
A young person with a handsome face and of a higher family, if he remains uneducated. Then he will always be ignored like a scentless flower.
The beauty of a cuckoo lies in its tone, of a lady lies in her loyal affection, of an ugly in his education, and that of a sage his kindness.
Expel an individual to save a family, a family to save a village, and a village to benefit the nation.
A hard-working man cannot remain poor; a person who continuously remembers God is unlikely to perform a sin; a person with peace cannot quarrel. Similarly, a vigilant person has no fears.
Excess of beauty resulted in the kidnapping of Sita, the extreme ego of Ravana got him killed, and unnecessary charity caused significant troubles to Raja Bali. Avoid extremes!
Nothing is impossible for almighty. Similarly, every place is in reach of a trader, no land is alien for a knowledge-full person, and none is stranger to a good & polite talker.
A tree laden with scented flowers spreads fragrance in the whole forest. Such a worthy son brings glory to the entire family, community, and country.
When a dried tree catches fire, it burns the whole forest. Such is a wicked son for the family.
One good son is better than many troublesome sons in a family. The whole family feels comfortable and safe with him.
Chanakya says to use a cane (Punishment) over a child only after it is 5. It can be continued for 10 years (* discretion advised), but once the son achieves his 16th year, all you can do is to treat him as a friend.
In the case of natural disasters, famine, and unstoppable enemy invasion. One should run away and save a life. (Save yourself for another day)
A person having no faith, no wealth, and no love simply cannot acquire salvation. He keeps on taking births and keeps dying.
The best place to live is where fools are not honored, grains are stored safely, where husband and wife don’t quarrel. Goddess Laxmi (Goddess of wealth) resides at such locations.
***This marks the end of chapter 3 of Chanakya Neeti. I hope you enjoyed reading it! ***