Chanakya Niti for dummies – चाणक्य निति

chanakyaOther day I borrowed Sun Tzu “Art of war” from my corporate library, and immediately thought sprang up why Chanakaya isnt that popular for his strategies and teachings. This immediately led to google search, a gist of that 30 minutes search

Chanakya  c. 370–283 BCE) was an Indian teacher, philosopher and royal advisor.Originally a professor of economics and political science at the ancient Takshila University

Key points of Chanakya niti :

सुखस्य मूलं धर्मः – The basis of happiness is ethics

धर्मस्य मूलं अर्थः The basis of ethics is resources

अर्थस्य मूलं राज्यं  The basis of resources is Kingdom (enterprise)

राज्य मूलं इन्द्रिय जय  The basis of enterprise is rooted in conquering the body organs

इन्द्रियजयासा मूलं विनयः  The conquest of the organs lies in training /discipline

विनयसा मूलं वृद्धापोसेवा  Humility is rooted in serving the elder

वृद्धापोसेवा विजनं  Worldly Knowledge is learned from serving the elder

विजनेना आत्मम सम्पदेयेत Equip yourself fully with worldly knowledge

सम्पदितातामा  जितात्मा भवति  One who has acquired knowledge is the one who has conquered himself.

जितात्मा सर्व्वर्थे संयुजयते The self conquered should endow himself with all resources


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