ANIMALS IN HUMAN FORM; ATTACK ON MEAT EATERS AND DRUNKARDS (Post No.4791)

 

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ANIMALS IN HUMAN FORM; ATTACK ON MEAT EATERS AND DRUNKARDS (Post No.4791)

Written by London Swaminathan 

 

Date: 27 FEBRUARY 2018

 

Time uploaded in London – 21-26

 

Post No. 4791

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Parallel Verses from Chanakya Niti and Tamil Tirukkural

 

 

Great men think alike! Look how Chanakya and Tiruvalluvar agree on many important topics:-

 

ON SONS and WIVES

Chanakya Niti

They are the real sons who are devoted to their father, father is one who brings up the off spring, a friend is one who can be trusted, a wife is one who gives happiness.

Chanakya Niti 2-4

ON WIFE

If the wife possesses a noble soul, what more does a man want? Tiruvalluvar in Tirukkural 53

A good wife brings beauty and happiness to family life- Tirukkural 60

ON SONS

What a father is expected to do his son is to make him fit to hold the foremost place among the learned – Kural 67

The duty of the son to the father is to make others exclaim ‘what penance has he done to blessed with such a worthy son’- Kural 70

ON FRIENDS

There is nothing so rare to achieve as a good friendship

And no better armour against enemy machinations.- Kural 781

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ON BAD FRIENDS

one should keep away from a friend who harms the mission in one’s absence, but talks sweetly when face to face. He is a jar of poison with milk in its top.

Chanakya Niti 2-5

 

Persons who feign great friendship but full of hatred inside,

Should be crushed, while humouring them –Kural 829

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ON MINISTERS

Trees on the banks of a river, a woman in the household of others and kings with no ministers come to naught, for sure, in all quickness.

Chanakya Niti ,2-15

Without courageous counsellors to point out his faults and so protect him

A king will ruin himself, even without foes – Kural 448

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FOLLOW A CRANE/HERON

A wise man should accomplish all things with a brake on his senses like a crane waiting for the proper time, place and his own capacity.

Chanakya Niti, 6-16

In adverse time, feign peace and wait like a heron. Strike like its peck when  the time is opportune – Kural 490

 

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ON MEAT EATERS AND DRUNKARDS

The earth is weighed down with animals in human form who are meat eaters, drunkards, the unlettered fools.

Chanakya Niti, 8-21

 

How can a man be compassionate who, for the purpose of increasing his own flesh, eats the flesh of other animals? – Kural 251

The wise will not eat flesh from which the life has departed- Kural 258

 

The sleeping and the dead are in no way different; those that drink are always like them that eat poison – Kural 926

The learned alone have eyes on their face; to the ignorant, they are two sores- Kural 393

 

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ON MEANNESS

Those vile men who speak about or disclose each other’s secrets come to naught, for sure like a snake in the ant hill.

Chanakya Niti, 9-2

The mean are like the drum that is beaten, for they hear secrets and betray them – Kural 1076

 

to be contined………………….

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