the hot rice plate of Advise

…After a major defeat in battle, Chandragupta came to Acharya Chanakya, reported him the status, and asked for some advice.

Acharya looked at him for a few seconds and told him to have some food before having a discussion. Chandragupta said that he was in no mood for the dinner because he was uncomfortable/depressed after the defeat.

Acharya insisted and pointed his finger towards the plate. Looking at the serious gesture of Chanakya, Chandragupta could not resist anymore.

Chandragupta sat down for dinner, and suddenly Chanakya said: “I have thought of a wonderful plan; finish the food fast, and I will discuss it after the dinner”.

The rice on the plate was very hot, and Chandragupta found it quite challenging to pick the rice. He nearly burnt his mouth and fingers in a desperate attempt.

Chanakya was observing him and suggested that he must pick the rice from the corners instead of digging from the center. After finishing dinner, they both sat for the discussion.

Chandragupta said, “So, Acharya, what you suggest for the victory.”

The Kautilya (Chanakya) replied, “The lesson has all-ready been taught. “

Moral of this Chanakya story:

Attack an enemy at his weaker positions instead of engaging him at his stronghold. Just like it’s easy to pick the hot rice from corners of a plate than its center.

* I hope that this Chanakya story was interesting (who cares! The moral is more significant).





12 responses to “the hot rice plate of Advise”

  1. Manish Avatar

    Chanakya is Great

  2. Shashikant Nishant Sharma Avatar
    Shashikant Nishant Sharma

    Chanakya was really a great thinker and politician of India who unified India politically.

  3. Parul Sharma Avatar
    Parul Sharma

    awesome beyond imagination… a personality who has no comparison at all….

  4. kabir gupta Avatar
    kabir gupta

    if we notice little things happnd around us…..v cn learn a lot……..only we hav 2 aware more n more………


    to be successful you need to adopt chanakya neeti

  6. Sanjit kumar gupta Avatar
    Sanjit kumar gupta

    Chanakya neeti provides basic things which we need in our real life and also in other side we can not ignore it.

  7. Derci Avatar

    i really enjoyed reading this. thanks for the post.

  8. Ashu Avatar

    Wow it is a great story,,,, thnx for posting

  9. vikramjit singh rathod Avatar
    vikramjit singh rathod

    lesser talk great effect

  10. bhanu Avatar

    no other can ever think like chanakya

  11. Rajesh Madan Avatar
    Rajesh Madan

    so moral of the story and the finer points

    1.there is plenty of taste and many things to learn
    when you eat hot rice
    2. always enjoy your dinner if you were busy during. lunch
    3. read it again and you will learn more. read it with different attitude and you will learn differently

  12. priyal parikh Avatar
    priyal parikh

    I was suggested from my friend to read this blog and after reading 1st post i m really exited to read more.

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