5.5 Chanakya Niti

निःस्पृहो नाधिकारी स्यान् नाकामो मण्डनप्रियः ।
नाविदग्धः प्रियं ब्रूयात्स्पष्टवक्ता न वञ्चकः ॥५.५॥

niḥspṛho nādhikārī syān nākāmo maṇḍanapriyaḥ |
nāvidagdhaḥ priyaṃ brūyātspaṣṭavaktā na vañcakaḥ ||5.5||

the renunciate is no authority on worldly matters, the non-lecherous does not love decorating himself, the non-expert cannot speak delightfully, the outspoken is not competent as a crook

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

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