Acharya Chanakya - A great saint who destroyed an empire with his policies

Acharya Chanakya was born in a poor brahmin family in 350 BC. His father's name was Chanak. He was also called "Kautilye" because of his anger and stubborn nature. He is also known by the name of "Vishnugupt".

Acharya Chanakya was an Indian teacher, philosopher and royal advisor. He is widely credited for having played an important role in the establishment of the Maurya kingdom, which was the first empire in archaeologically recorded history to rule most of the Indian subcontinent.


Acharya Chanakya also became a world leader as a politician, diplomat, economist. 
It was due to his policies that the Chandragupta Maurya kingdom was established and the destruction of the Nanda dynasty at patiliputra.
Acharya Chanakya died in 283 BC in Pataliputra.

Acharya Chanakya is known to be the most diplomatist in Indian history.
He wrote many books and the most popular of those books are "Arthashastra", "Chanakya Niti" etc. He has presented his political principles in a book (Sanskrit book) called 'Arthashastra', whose importance is still accepted today, and his work is thought of as an important precursor to Classical Economics.

Chanakya Neeti is a treatise on the ideal way of life, and shows Chanakya’s deep study of the Indian way of life.

  1. Books are as useful for a fool as a mirror for a blind person.

  2. The aroma of flowers spreads only in the direction of the wind. But a person's goodness spreads in every direction.

  3. If you want to move forward in life, then become deaf as most people are morale drop.

  4. Life has three mantras, do not pledge in joy, do not answer in anger, do not take a decision in grief.

  5. There is no simplicity like a balanced mind, there is no happiness like satisfaction, there is no disease like greed, and there is no virtue like mercy.

  6. Keep your child with great love in the first five years. Keep them scolding for the next five years. When he turns sixteen, treat him like a friend. Your best friends are your adult children.

  7. There is some selfishness behind every friendship. There is no friendship in which there is no selfishness. This is the bitter truth.