CHANAKYA ON WOMEN’S MIGHTY POWER!!! (Post No.4680)

WRITTEN by London Swaminathan

Date: 30 JANUARY 2018

Time uploaded in London – 7-27 am

Post No. 4680

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Chanakya, the great genius, who lived 2300 years ago in India had given his views on various topics and issues in addition to his monumental work Athashastra—the first Economics book in the world. Following are his comments on wife and women found in his didactic work Chanakyaniti.

 

One should accept nectar even from poison, gold even from filth, knowledge even from a lowly person and a jewel of a woman even from a lowly family

Chankaya niti, chapter 1, sloka/verse17

Vishaadapyamrutam graahyamedhyaadapi kaancanam

Niicaadapyuttamaam vidhyaam striiratnam dushkulaadapi

 

A Tamil poet in Purananuru says that the king would call for service one from the lowest of the four Varnas if he is more educated. Manu says that a person can learn from the lowest caste and treat him like Guru. He also says women can be married from any caste if they are good. Vasistha’s wife Arundhati is shown as an example.

 

 

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Woman’s Sex Drive

 

The diet of a woman is twice, the intellect four times, the boldness/ courage six times, and sex drive eight times that of man

Chankaya niti, chapter 1, sloka/verse18

Aahaaro dwigunah striinaam buddhistaasaam chaturgunaa

Shatgunoadhyavasaayasca kaamascaashtagunah smrutah

 

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Beauty of a Woman

The beauty of cuckoos is in their sweet cooing, that of women in their faithfulness and loyalty to their husbands, that of ugly ones in their knowledge and that of ascetics is in their forgiveness.

 

Chapter 3, sloka 6

Kokilaanaam swaro ruupam striinaam ruupam pativratam

Vidhyaa ruupam kuruupom kshamaa ruupam tapasvinaam

 

Ascetic’s anger wont last even for a moment because their nature is to forgive, says Tamil poet Tiru Valluvar.

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Bell metal is cleansed with ashes, brass with acid, a woman with menstruation, and  a river with speed.

Chapter 6, sloka 3

 

Basmanaa sudhyate kaamsyam taamramamleena sudhyati

Rajasaa sudhyate narii nadhii vegena sudhyati

 

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Woman on the move is wrong!

 

A king on the move gains respect, so do a Brahmin and a Yogi/saint, but a woman doing so comes to nought.

Chapter 6, sloka 4

Braman sampuujyaterajaa braman sampuujyate dwijah

Braman sampuujyate yogi strii bramantii vinasyati

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Wife’s sin goes to Husband!

 

The sin committed by the country goes to the king, that committed by the king goes to his priest, that committed by a woman goes to her husband and that pupil goes to his teacher.

Chapter 6, sloka 6

Raja raashtrakrutam paapam  raaknjah paapam purohitah

Bhartaa ca striikrutam  paapam sishyapaapam gurustathaa

 

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Don’t Marry!!!!

 

It is better not to have kingdom but not the kingdom of a bad king

 

It is better not to have a friend than to have a bad one

 

It is better not to have a student than to have a bad one

 

It is better not to have wife than to have a bad one.

 

Chapter 6, sloka 12

 

Varam na raajyam kuraajaraajyam varam na mitram na kumitra mitram

Varam na sihyo  na kushishyasishyo varam na daaraa  na kudaaradaaraah

 

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A Woman’s Strength!

The prowess of arms is the strength of king, that of  a Brahmin versed in the Veda is in knowledge of the Vedic lore  ,  beauty, sweetness and youth are the   unsurpassed strength of  women

 

Chapter 7, sloka 11

Baahuviiryam balam raaknjobraahmano brahmavid bhalii

Ruupayauvanamaadhuryam striinaam balamanuttamam

 

Source Book: Canakyaniti, Translated by Satya Vrat Shastri

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