4.2 Chanakya Niti

साधुभ्यस्ते निवर्तन्ते पुत्रमित्राणि बान्धवाः ।
ये च तैः सह गन्तारस्तद्धर्मात्सुकृतं कुलम् ॥४.२॥

sādhubhyaste nivartante putramitrāṇi bāndhavāḥ |
ye ca taiḥ saha gantārastaddharmātsukṛtaṃ kulam ||4.2||

mixing with saints is hindered due to sons, friends, and relatives; but those who mix with them gain righteousness, and in a good manner are able to form their families

[sons, friends, and relatives fear that one might leave the worldly life and become a saint, if one mixes with saints. However, saintly association has its benefits.]

Excerpt from the book “Old Chanakya Strategy: Aphorisms” by Rajen Jani

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