In an era where we have an abundance of information, it is easy to forget the golden teachings of olden times. Despite that fact that Chanakya Niti was written in the metaphorical ‘days of old’ it is quite astonishing that the level of relevance the teachings have in our modern lives. This well-aged piece of work is divided into both professional and personal teachings.
Here are some other tips when it comes to your personal life. Most of his quotes are self-explanatory!
“A man is great by deeds, not birth.”
“Books are 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 youth.”
“A person should not be too honest. Straight trees are cut first and honest people are screwed first.”
“The biggest guru-mantra is: never share your secrets with anybody. It will destroy you.”
“There are three gems upon this earth: food, water, and pleasing words. Fools consider pieces of rocks as gems.”
“We should not fret for what is past nor should we be anxious about the future; men of discernment deal only with the present moment.”
“Give your wealth only to the worthy and never the others. The water of the sea received by clouds is always sweet.”
“A man is born alone and dies alone and he experiences the good and bad consequences of his karma alone.”
“Before you start any work, ask yourself three questions: Why am I doing it? What will the result be? Will I be successful? Only when you think deeply and find answers to these questions, go ahead.”
Of course, people will always have different aspects and rules that work for them. So it is up to us to find out what works and go for it. Life is so diverse that no amount of books can give you the perfect guide to live yours. Be bold, be brave and face your challenges while understanding that at the end of the day, everything will be alright.