Five Life Lessons By Chanakya

- November 3, 2020


Illustration: Ram Waeerkar Acharya Chanakya, also known as Kautilya or Vishnu Gupta, was an Indian scholar, political advisor, economist, philosopher and teacher. Under his mentorship, Chandragupta Maurya, a commoner by birth, became the emperor of the Mauryan Empire. His popular works are Arthashastra and Neeti Shastra. These principles written by him between 370 BCE to 283 BCE hold true even today. While every era has witnessed some kind of transformation, Chanakya’s teachings have stood the test of time. Even today, his principles are taught to management students and business professionals as Chanakya Neeti. Here are a select few neetis that contain important life lessons, as told by the master himself.  Illustration: Ram Waeerkar Chanakya emphasises the importance of learning. Materialistic gains may be lost but the knowledge acquired through learning is never wasted. It is truly the gift that keeps on giving. It is never too early to start learning nor is it ever too late. So start now!  ...

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