6.1 Chanakya Niti

श्रुत्वा धर्मं विजानाति श्रुत्वा त्यजति दुर्मतिम् । श्रुत्वा ज्ञानमवाप्नोति श्रुत्वा मोक्षमवाप्नुयात् ॥६.१॥ śrutvā dharmaṃ vijānāti śrutvā tyajati durmatim | śrutvā jñānamavāpnoti śrutvā mokṣamavāpnuyāt ||6.1|| by Shruti, righteousness is understood; by Shruti, evil thoughts are discarded; by Shruti, knowledge is acquired; by Shruti, liberation from human bondage is attained [Shruti is what is directly perceived. It …

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5.23 Chanakya Niti

राजपत्नी गुरोः पत्नी मित्रपत्नी तथैव च । पत्नीमाता स्वमाता च पञ्चैता मातरः स्मृताः ॥५.२३॥ rājapatnī guroḥ patnī mitrapatnī tathaiva ca | patnīmātā svamātā ca pañcaitā mātaraḥ smṛtāḥ ||5.23|| a king’s wife, a teacher’s wife, a friend’s wife, your wife’s mother, and your own mother, these five are your mothers, remember ~0~ Excerpt from the book …

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5.22 Chanakya Niti

जनिता चोपनेता च यस्तु विद्यां प्रयच्छति । अन्नदाता भयत्राता पञ्चैते पितरः स्मृताः ॥५.२२॥ janitā copanetā ca yastu vidyāṃ prayaccati | annadātā bhayatrātā pañcaite pitaraḥ smṛtāḥ ||5.22|| one who gave birth, one who girdles the sacred thread, one who teaches, one who provides food, and one who protects from fear, these five are your fathers, remember …

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5.21 Chanakya Niti

नराणां नापितो धूर्तः पक्षिणां चैव वायसः । चतुष्पादं शृगालस्तु स्त्रीणां धूर्ता च मालिनी ॥५.२१॥ narāṇāṃ nāpito dhūrtaḥ pakṣiṇāṃ caiva vāyasaḥ | catuṣpādaṃ śṛgālastu strīṇāṃ dhūrtā ca mālinī ||5.21|| among men, the barber is cunning; among birds, the crow; among the four-footed, the jackal; among women, cunning is the flower-girl ~0~ Excerpt from the book "Old …

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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 …

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5.19 Chanakya Niti

सत्येन धार्यते पृथ्वी सत्येन तपते रविः । सत्येन वाति वायुश्च सर्वं सत्ये प्रतिष्ठितम् ॥५.१९॥ satyena dhāryate pṛthvī satyena tapate raviḥ | satyena vāti vāyuśca sarvaṃ satye pratiṣṭhitam ||5.19|| truth supports the earth, truth heats the sun, truth blows the wind, everything on truth is established ~0~ Excerpt from the book "Old Chanakya Strategy: Aphorisms" by …

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5.18 Chanakya Niti

अधना धनमिच्छन्ति वाचं चैव चतुष्पदाः । मानवाः स्वर्गमिच्छन्ति मोक्षमिच्छन्ति देवताः ॥५.१८॥ adhanā dhanamiccanti vācaṃ caiva catuṣpadāḥ | mānavāḥ svargamiccanti mokṣamiccanti devatāḥ ||5.18|| the poor desire wealth, the four-footed desire speech, humans desire heaven, and the gods desire liberation [gods are always young, and they enjoy all the heavenly pleasures in the prime of their youth. …

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