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10. EVILS OF VICES

 

 One addicted to vices does nol accomplish tasks.

 

Even one with a fourfold army is destroyed if he is a slave of the  senses.

 

One addicted to gambling does not accomplish anything.

 

The ruler addicted to hunting loses his righteousness and wealth.

 

 Desire for wealth is not considered a vice.

 

 The lust-ridden (ruler) cannot perform his task.

 

Sting of words is stronger than the burning of fire.