Chanakya (c. 4th century BCE) was an Indian teacher, philosopher, economist, jurist and royal advisor. He is traditionally identified as Kauṭilya or Vishnugupta, who authored the ancient Indian political treatise, the Arthashastra. As such, he is considered the pioneer of the field of political science and economics in India, and his work is thought of as an important precursor to classical economics.
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Charity puts and end to poverty, righteous conduct to misery, discretion to ignorance, and scrutiny to fear.
As a single withered tree if set aflame causes a whole forest to burn so does a rascal son destroy a whole family.
The house of a childless person is a void all directions are void to one who has no relatives the heart of a fool is also void but to a poverty stricken man all is void.
If one has a good disposition what other virtue is needed? If a man has fame what is the value of other ornamentation?
By preparing a garland for a Deity with one's own hand, by grinding sandal paste for the Lord with one's own hand, and by writing sacred texts with one's own hand - one becomes blessed with opulence equal to that of Indra.
Brass is polished by ashes, copper is cleaned by tamarind, a woman by her menses, and a river by its flow.
Offspring friends and relatives flee from a devotee of the Lord: yet those who follow him bring merit to their families through their devotion.