PLAN YOUR DAY- CHANAKYA’S ADVICE (Post No.4798)

Written by London Swaminathan 

 

Date: 1 MARCH 2018

 

Time uploaded in London – 20-54

 

Post No. 4798

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It is amazing to see that Chanakya advised us 2300 years ago on the things what we read in hundreds of Self Improvement books today. How to Win Your friends? How to live your life? How to make money? How to plan your day? and books like these decorate the bookshelves at our home and in the book shops.

Here are a few slokas/verses from Chanakya Niti:

One should think about these again and again:

What time it is?

Who are friends?

Which country/town/place it is?

What are the income and expenditure?

Who I am?

How is my strength?

In short, we should take into account the time, place, our aim/purpose/goal in life, our friends and money matters.

kaha kaalaha kaani mitraani ko desaha kau avyayaa agamau

kaschaaham kaa ca me saktiriti cintyam muhurmuhuhu

Chanakya Niti 4-18

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Don’t Worry Too much

Which family is there that does not have its loopholes?

Who is there who has not suffered ailment?

Who is there who has not met with an adversity?

Who has had happiness endlessly?

3-1

kasya doshah kule naasti vyaadhinaa ko na piiditah

vyasanam kena na praaptam kasya saukhyam nirantaram – 3-1

 

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Who are your Six Relatives?

Truth is mother, knowledge is father, Dharma is brother, compassion is sister, peace is wife, forgiveness is son – these six are my relatives.

satyam maataa pitaa njaanam dharmo brataa dayaa svasaa

saantih patnii kshamaa putrah shadete mama bhandavaah – 12-11

 

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Sacrifice One Person!

One should surrender one person for the sake of the family;

the family for the sake of the village;

the village for the sake of the country and

the earth for one’s own sake

3-10

tyajedekam kulasyaarthe graamasyaarthe kulam tyajet

graamam janapadasyaarthe aatmaarthe pruthviim tyajet

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All Alone!

One takes birth and dies alone, alone one experiences what is good and bad, goes to hell alone and attains the highest goal alone.

5-13

Who is your Friend?

Knowledge acts as friend in foreign visits;

Wife is friend at home;

Medicine is the friend of the sick;

Dharma is the friend of the dead

vidhyaa mitram pravaaseesu bharyaa mitram gruhesu ca

vyaadhitasyausadham mitram Dharmo mitram mrutasya ca

5-15

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Don’t live

 

One should not live there which does not have the following five:–

the means of livelihood, fear (about rules, regulations) , modesty, civility and charity (the nature to give or relinquish)

lokayaatraa bhayam lajjaa daakshinyam tyaagasiilataa

panca yatra na vidyante na kuryaat tatra samsthatim

 

Chapter 1, Sloka 10

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Earth rests on Truth

The earth rests on Truth, through truth the Sun radiates the heat, through truth blows the wind. Everything rests on truth

 

Satyena dhaaryate pruthvii Satyena   tapate ravih

Satyena vaati vaayusca sarvam Satye  pratishtitam

5-19

 

–Subham—

 

 

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