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Date: 30 JANUARY 2018

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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.




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




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.



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




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


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



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



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



Beauty Anecdotes (Post No.4380)

Written by London Swaminathan 


Date: 9 NOVEMBER 2017


Time uploaded in London- 9-55 am



Post No. 4380

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Fontanelle ,at the age of 97, after saying many amiable and gallant things to a beautiful young lady, passed before her without seeing her, to place himself at table.


See, said the lady, how I ought to value your gallantries, you pass without looking at me ”

Madam, replied the old man, if I had looked at you I could not have passed.




Dustman’s Heart

As the beautiful Duchess of Devonshire was one day stepping out of her carriage, a dustman who was accidentally standing by and was about to regale himself with his accustomed whiff of tobacco, caught a glance of her countenance, and instantly exclaimed,

Love and bless you, my lady, let me light my pipe in your eye!


It is said that the Duchess was so delighted with his compliment, that she frequently afterward s checked the strain of adulation which was constantly offered to her charms, by saying,

OH! After the dustman s compliment, all others are insipid ”




Chesterfield and Voltaire


Lord Chesterfield and Voltaire were attending a reception in Paris. Noticing that the English man was being assailed by some of the ladies, the French wit said to him,

My Lord,it is said that you possess keen discrimination; tell me now, who are the more handsome, the French women or the women of your own country?


As to that , replied chesterfield, I must admit that I cannot say,as I am no connoisseur in the art of painting.





Curran, speaking of Madame de Stael who was by no means handsome, but a splendid conversationalist, said she ” the power of talking herself into a beauty.




Someone once noted to Samuel Goldwyn the beauty of his wife’s hands.

Yes, Goldwyn said, ” she has such beautiful hands, I am thinking of having a bust made of them. ”


Xxxx SUBHAM xxxx