5.16 Chanakya Niti

वृथा वृष्टिः समुद्रेषु वृथा तृप्तस्य भोजनम् ।
वृथा दानं समर्थस्य वृथा दीपो दिवापि च ॥५.१६॥

vṛthā vṛṣṭiḥ samudreṣu vṛthā tṛptasya bhojanam |
vṛthā dānaṃ samarthasya vṛthā dīpo divāpi ca ||5.16||

useless is rain to the sea, useless is food to the satiated, useless is a donation to the rich, and useless is a lamp to the sun

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

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