Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Chanakya’s Quotes: Part 1

Hi friends continuing my post about Chanakya, he was a very religious person and known for his straightforwardness. He was a professor at the then world famous Takshashila University and some of the quotes extracted from his books are very famous in India and I can say those quotes written about 2000 years ago are more relevant to present conditions than ever and you will agree with me after going through some of his famous quotes. I copied them from “Brainy Quote”. Since I felt some of these quotes are very useful in dealing with critical situations, I am publishing them as blog post.

A good wife is one who serves her husband in the morning like a mother does, loves him in the day like a sister does and pleases him like a prostitute in the night.

A man is born alone and dies alone; and he experiences the good and bad consequences of his karma alone; and he goes alone to hell or the Supreme abode.

A man is great by deeds, not by birth.

A person should not be too honest. Straight trees are cut first and honest people are screwed first.

As a single withered tree, if set aflame, causes a whole forest to burn, so does a rascal son destroy a whole family.

As long as your body is healthy and under control and death is distant, try to save your soul; when death is immanent what can you do?

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

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.

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

Do not be very upright in your dealings for you would see by going to the forest that straight trees are cut down while crooked ones are left standing.

Do not reveal what you have thought upon doing, but by wise council keep it secret being determined to carry it into execution.

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

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

God is not present in idols. Your feelings are your god. The soul is your temple.

He who is overly attached to his family members experiences fear and sorrow, for the root of all grief is attachment. Thus one should discard attachment to be happy.


1 Comment:

Lita C. Malicdem said...

Sir, wise decision to publish Chanaka's Quotes I & II. They are relevant to these days, and apply to people of nations, for example, as far as the Philippines. Thanks for sharing them.