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2. MAXIMS FROM CHANAKYA SUTRAS

 

1. ETHICAL ROOTS

 

Righteousness is the root of happiness.

 

 Wealth is the root of righteousness.

 

The state is the root of wealth.

 

Victory over senses is the root of the state.

 

Humility is the root of sense control.

 

Worship of elders is the root of humility.

 

Wisdom results from the worship of elders.

 

With wisdom one can prosper.

 

 The prosperous one becomes the victorious one.

 

 The victorious one attains all the riches.