5.20 Chanakya Niti

चला लक्ष्मीश्चलाः प्राणाश्चले जीवितमन्दिरे ।
चलाचले च संसारे धर्म एको हि निश्चलः ॥५.२०॥

calā lakṣmīścalāḥ prāṇāścale jīvitamandire |
calācale ca saṃsāre dharma eko hi niścalaḥ ||5.20||

moving is Lakshmi, and the moving Prana also moves from one alive temple to another, in this moving-unmoving world, Dharma alone is unmoving

[Lakshmi is goddess of wealth. Prana is the life-force. “alive temple” is an alive body of a life-form. Dharma is righteousness. The verse implies that in this world everything goes away including wealth and life. Only righteousness stays and does not go away.]

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

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