Monday, January 11, 2016

Quotes on Education, By Chanakya.

Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.

Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats the beauty and the youth.

He who is overly attached to his family members experiences fear and sorrow, for the root of all grief is attachment. Thus one should discard attachment to be happy.

A man is born alone and dies alone; and he experiences the good and bad consequences of his karma alone; and he goes alone to hell or the Supreme abode.
Do not be very upright in your dealings for you would see by going to the forest that straight trees are cut down while crooked ones are left standing.

The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.

Purity of speech, of the mind, of the senses, and of a compassionate heart are needed by one who desires to rise to the divine platform.

He who lives in our mind is near though he may actually be far away; but he who is not in our heart is far though he may really be nearby.

The happiness and peace attained by those satisfied by the nectar of spiritual tranquility is not attained by greedy persons restlessly moving here and there.

There is some self-interest behind every friendship. There is no friendship without self-interests. This is a bitter truth.

The fragrance of flowers spreads only in the direction of the wind. But the goodness of a person spreads in all direction.

The earth is supported by the power of truth; it is the power of truth that makes the sun shine and the winds blow; indeed all things rest upon truth.

The biggest guru-mantra is: never share your secrets with anybody. It will destroy you.
Purity of speech, of the mind, of the senses, and of a compassionate heart are needed by one who desires to rise to the divine platform.


He who lives in our mind is near though he may actually be far away; but he who is not in our heart is far though he may really be nearby.

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