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About 2300 years ago the Greek conqueror Alexander the Great invaded the Indian sub-continent. His offensive upon the land's patchwork of small Hindu empires proved to be highly successful due to the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my we...
by CHILLAPPLE on Jan 7, 2014

Chanakya Niti Sastra - Chapter Seventeen

1. The scholar who has acquired knowledge by studying innumerable books without the blessings of a bonafide spiritual master does not shine in an assembly of truly learned men just as an illegitimate... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my we...
by CHILLAPPLE on Jan 5, 2014

Chanakya Niti Sastra - Chapter Sixteen

1. -- 2. The heart of a woman is not united; it is divided. While she is talking with one man, she looks lustfully at another and thinks fondly of a third in her heart.3. The fool (mudha) who... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website f...
by CHILLAPPLE on Jan 2, 2014

Chanakya Niti Sastra - Chapter Fifteen

1. For one whose heart melts with compassion for all creatures; what is the necessity of knowledge, liberation, matted hair on the head, and smearing the body with ashes?2. There is no treasure on... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websi...
by CHILLAPPLE on Dec 31, 2013

Chanakya Niti Sastra - Chapter Fourteen

1. Poverty, disease, sorrow, imprisonment and other evils are the fruits borne by the tree of one's own sins.2. Wealth, a friend, a wife, and a kingdom may be regained; but this body when lost may... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websi...
by CHILLAPPLE on Dec 29, 2013

Chanakya Niti Sastra - Chapter Thirteen

1. A man may live but for a moment, but that moment should be spent in doing auspicious deeds. It is useless living even for a kalpa (4,320,000 *1000 years) and bringing only distress upon the two... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websi...
by CHILLAPPLE on Dec 26, 2013

Chanakya Niti Sastra - Chapter Twelve

1. He is a blessed grhasta (householder) in whose house there is a blissful atmosphere, whose sons are talented, whose wife speaks sweetly, whose wealth is enough to satisfy his desires, who finds... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websi...
by CHILLAPPLE on Dec 24, 2013

Chanakya Niti Sastra - Chapter Eleven

1. Generosity, pleasing address, courage and propriety of conduct are not acquired, but are inbred qualities.2. He who forsakes his own community and joins another perishes as the king who embraces... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs...
by CHILLAPPLE on Dec 22, 2013

Chanakya Niti Sastra - Chapter Ten

1. One destitute of wealth is not destitute, he is indeed rich (if he is learned); but the man devoid of learning is destitute in every way.2. We should carefully scrutinise that place upon which we... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my web...
by CHILLAPPLE on Dec 19, 2013

Chanakya Niti Sastra - Chapter Nine

1. My dear child, if you desire to be free from the cycle of birth and death, then abandon the objects of sense gratification as poison. Drink instead the nectar of forbearance, upright conduct,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website...
by CHILLAPPLE on Dec 17, 2013

Chanakya Niti Sastra - Chapter Eight

1. -- 2. Low class men desire wealth; middle class men both wealth and respect; but the noble, honour only; hence honour is the noble man's true wealth.3. The lamp eats up the darkness and therefore... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my we...
by CHILLAPPLE on Dec 15, 2013

Chanakya Niti Sastra - Chapter Seven

1. A wise man should not reveal his loss of wealth, the vexation of his mind, the misconduct of his own wife, base words spoken by others, and disgrace that has befallen him.2. He who gives up... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website f...
by CHILLAPPLE on Dec 12, 2013

Chanakya Niti Sastra - Chapter Six

1. By means of hearing one understands dharma, malignity vanishes, knowledge is acquired, and liberation from material bondage is gained.2. Among birds the crow is vile; among beasts the dog; the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websit...
by CHILLAPPLE on Dec 10, 2013

Chanakya Niti Sastra - Chapter Five

1. Agni is the worshipable person for the twice born; the brahmana for the other castes; the husband for the wife; and the guest who comes for food at the midday meal for all.2. As gold is tested in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my web...
by CHILLAPPLE on Dec 8, 2013

Chanakya Niti Sastra - Chapter Four

. 1. These five: the life span, the type of work, wealth, learning and the time of one's death are determined while one is in the womb.2. Offspring, friends and relatives flee from a devotee of the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs...
by CHILLAPPLE on Dec 5, 2013

Chanakya Niti Sastra - Chapter Three

1. In this world, whose family is there without blemish? Who is free from sickness and grief? Who is forever happy?2. A man's descent may be discerned by his conduct, his country by his pronunciation... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my we...
by CHILLAPPLE on Dec 3, 2013

Chanakya Niti Sastra - Chapter Two

1. Untruthfulness, rashness, guile, stupidity, avarice, uncleanliness and cruelty are a woman's seven natural flaws2. To have ability for eating when dishes are ready at hand, to be robust and virile... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my we...
by CHILLAPPLE on Dec 1, 2013

Chanakya Niti Sastra - Chapter One

1. Humbly bowing down before the almighty Lord Sri Vishnu, the Lord of the three worlds, I recite maxims of the science of political ethics (niti) selected from the various satras (scriptures2. That... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my web...
by CHILLAPPLE on Nov 29, 2013

Chanakya's Dreams

Chanakya envisioned India as a nation which would place itself as the forerunner – politically, economically and socially. His magnum opus, "Arthashatra", depicts in many ways the India of His... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website...
by CHILLAPPLE on Nov 27, 2013

Who was Chanakya?

For centuries to come and the centuries that went by, which recorded in history talking of the great men and legendary characters who shaped time through their vision and exemplary actions. Chanakya,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my we...
by CHILLAPPLE on Nov 25, 2013


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