Friday, November 10, 2006

Chanakya niti

Chanakya quotes (Indian politician, strategist and writer, 350 BC-275BC)

Rishi Canak named his son as "Chanakya". Being a teacher himself, he knew the importance of education. Taxila was one of the world centers for education. At a very early age little Chanakya started studying Vedas. The Vedas; considered to be the toughest scriptures to study were completely studied and memorized by Chanakya in his infancy. He was attracted to studies in politics. In politics Chanakya’s acumen and shrewdness was visible right from childhood. He was a student of politics right from child hood. Known as a masterful political strategist, He knew how to put his own people in the opposite camp and spy the enemy without his knowledge before destroying him forever. Chanakya was an ace in turning tables in his favor irrespective of the circumstances. He never budged to pressure tactics by the ruthless politicians. In this way after studying religion and politics, he turned his attention to economics, which remained his lifelong friend. "Nitishastra", a treatise on the ideal way of life shows his in depth study of the Indian way of life




"A person should not be too honest.
Straight trees are cut first
And Honest people are screwed first."

"Even if a snake is not poisonous,
It should pretend to be venomous."


"The biggest guru-mantra is: Never
share your secrets with anybody. !
It will destroy you."

"There is some self-interest
behind every friendship.
There is no Friendship without
self-interests.This is a bitter truth."

"Before you start some work, always ask
yourself three questions - Why am I doing it,
What the results might be and Will I be
successful. Only when you think deeply
And find satisfactory answers
to these questions, go ahead."

"As soon as the fear approaches
near, attack and destroy it."

"Once you start a working on something,
Don't be afraid of failure and
Don't abandon it.
People who work sincerely are the happiest."


"The fragrance of flowers spreads
Only in the direction of the wind.
But the goodness of a person
spreads in all direction."


"A man is great by deeds, not by birth."


"Treat your kid like a darling for the first five years.
For the next five years, scold them.
By the time they turn sixteen, treat them like a friend.
Your grown up children are your best friends."


"Books are as useful to a stupid person
As a mirror is useful to a blind person."


"Education is the best friend.
An educated person is respected everywhere.
Education beats the beauty and the youth."



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2 comments:

Ram Garg said...

Chanakya Nitis are so true in practical life.

Anish said...

totally autsum