5.4 Chanakya Niti

एकोदरसमुद्भूता एकनक्षत्रजातकाः ।
न भवन्ति समाः शीले यथा बदरकण्टकाः ॥५.४॥

ekodarasamudbhūtā ekanakṣatrajātakāḥ |
na bhavanti samāḥ śīle yathā badarakaṇṭakāḥ ||5.4||

born from the same womb and under the same constellation, yet do not become alike in character; likewise, the Badari tree’s thorns

[each thorn of the Badari tree is unique. Just like, each person is unique, although they are born from the same mother and under the same constellation.]

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

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