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Chanakya thought


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Chanakya Thought

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Chanakya thought

  1. 1. CHANAKYA THOUGHT संग्रह कर्ता Prem Baboo India +919425735974
  2. 2. One of the greatest figures of wisdom and knowledge in the Indian history is Chanakya. He is estimated to have lived from 350 - 283 B.C. Chanakya is touted as the "Pioneer Economist of India". Chanakya was the adviser and Prime Minister of Emperor Chandragupta. Chanakya was a professor at the University of Takshila (located in present day Pakistan) and was an expert in commerce, warfare, economics, etc. His famous works include Chanakya Neeti, Arthashastra and Neetishastra. Read this biography of Kautilya that covers his interesting life history.
  3. 3. Chanakya is also known by the name of Kautilya and Vishnugupta as is mentioned in his text. His famous work called Arthashastra is a classic example of statecraft and politics and is read in Europe even today. It basically consists of the principles of politics and how the state works. An able ruler has to be a ruthless leader to make sure that the state works smoothly and efficiently. The legends associated with Chanakya are very interesting and provide a testimony of his greatness.
  4. 4. When Chanakya was born he had a full set of teeth, which is a sign that he would become a king or an emperor. But since he was born in a Brahmin family, it was considered inappropriate. Thus, his teeth were broken and it was predicted that he would make another person a king and rule through him. Even as a child, Chanakya had the qualities of a born leader. His level of knowledge was beyond children of his age.
  5. 5. Chanakya was thrown out of the court of King Nanda as he was a blunt man and spoke his mind clearly. Chanakya swore he would take revenge. Chanakya comes across Chandragupta as a young child. Even at that age, he was a born leader and showed the qualities of an able Emperor. He was the guiding force behind Chandragupta and the vital person who made him an able Emperor. Chanakya adds poison in little amounts daily in Chandragupta's food in order to make him immune to poison, lest some enemy tries to poison him. However Chandragupta was unaware about this and once gave a little food to his wife who was in the ninth month of pregnancy. She didn't survive but Chanakya cut open her belly and took out the baby. This baby grew up to become an able emperor named Bindusara. He had a minister named Subandhu who did not like Chanakya. He told Bindusara that Chanakya had killed his mother. Without assessing facts, Bindusara confronted Chanakya. On knowing the whole story, he felt ashamed at his hasty actions and begged for forgiveness. He asked Subandhu to go and apologize and make Chanakya come back. Subandhu was very cunning and on the pretext of going to apologize to Chanakya, he killed him. Thus, ended the life of a great person like Chanakya just because of political rivalry.
  6. 6. "Learn from the mistakes of others... you can't live long enough to make them all yourselves!!" "दूसरो की गलतर्यों से सीखो अपने ही ऊपर प्रयोग करके सीखने को र्ुम्हतरी आयु कम पडेगी."
  7. 7. "A person should not be too honest. Straight trees are cut first and Honest people are screwed first." "ककसी भी व्यक्तर् को बहुर् ईमतनदतर नहीं होनत चतहहए --- सीधे वृक्ष और व्यक्तर् पहले कतटे जतर्े हैं."
  8. 8. “Even if a snake is not poisonous, it should pretend to be venomous” "अगर कोई सपा जहरीलत नहीं है र्ब भी उस जहरीलत हदखनत चतहहए वैसे डंस भले ही न दो पर डंस दे सकने की क्षमर्त कत दूसरों को अहसतस करवतर्े रहनत चतहहए.”
  9. 9. “There is some self-interest behind every friendship. There is no friendship without self-interests. This is a bitter truth." "हर ममत्रर्त के पीछे कोई स्वतर्ा जरूर होर्त है --यह कडुआ सच है."
  10. 10. “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.” "कोई भी कतम शुरू करने के पहले र्ीन सवतल अपने आपसे पूछो ---मैं ऐसत तयों करने जत रहत हूूँ ? इसकत तयत पररणतम होगत ? तयत मैं सफल रहूूँगत ?"
  11. 11. "भय को नजदीक न आने दो अगर यह नजदीक आये इस पर हमला करदो यानी भय से भागो मत इसका सामना करो.” "As soon as the fear approaches near, attack and destroy it."
  12. 12. “The world's biggest power is the youth and beauty of a woman” "दुतनयत की सबसे बडी र्तकर् पुरुष कत वववेक और महहलत की सुन्दरर्त है."
  13. 13. “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." "कतम कत तनष्पतदन करो, पररणतम से मर् डरो."
  14. 14. “The fragrance of flowers spreads only in the direction of the wind. But the goodness of a person spreads in all direction." "सुगंध कत प्रसतर हवत के रुख कत मोहर्तज़ होर्त है पर अच्छतई सभी हदशतओं में फै लर्ी है."
  15. 15. “God is not present in idols. Your feelings are your god. The soul is your temple." "ईश्वर चचत्र में नहीं चररत्र में बसर्त है अपनी आत्मत को मंहदर बनतओ."
  16. 16. “A man is great by deeds, not by birth." "व्यक्तर् अपने आचरण से महतन होर्त है जन्म से नहीं."
  17. 17. Never make friends with people who are above or below you in status. Such friendships will never give you any happiness." "ऐसे व्यक्तर् जो आपके स्र्र से ऊपर यत नीचे के हैं उन्हें दोस्र् न बनतओ,वह र्ुम्हतरे कष्ट कत कतरण बनेगे. सतमतन स्र्र के ममत्र ही सुखदतई होर्े हैं ."
  18. 18. 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) "अपने बच्चों को पहले पाांच साल तक खूब प्यार करो. छः साल से पांद्रह साल तक कठोर अनुशासन और सांस्कार दो .सोलह साल से उनके साथ ममत्रवत व्यवहार करो.आपकी सांततत ही आपकी सबसे अच्छी ममत्र है."
  19. 19. Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person "अज्ञतनी के मलए ककर्तबें और अंधे के मलए दपाण एक सतमतन उपयोगी है.”
  20. 20. “Education is the Best Friend. An Educated Person is Respected Everywhere. Education beats the Beauty and the Youth." "मशक्षत सबसे अच्छी ममत्र है. मशक्षक्षर् व्यक्तर् सदैव सम्मतन पतर्त है. मशक्षत की शक्तर् के आगे युवत शक्तर् और सौंदया दोनों ही कमजोर हैं ."
  21. 21. धन्यबतद (THANK YOU)