B.K. Chaturvedi Quotes.

11. "The one who gives birth to you, the one who gets your Upanayan (Sacred Thread) ceremony performed, the one who gives you education, the one who gives you food and the one who protects you from all sort of dangers – these five persons deserve the status of your father"
- B.K. Chaturvedi, Chanakya Neeti

12. "Away from home, in the foreign strand, one’s knowledge is one’s best friend, inside home one’s wife is one’s best friend. For a patient the first friend is efficacious medicine while after death one’s Dharma is one’s best friend."
- B.K. Chaturvedi, Chanakya Neeti

13. "It is only the power of discretion to distinguish between good and evil that makes a man out of his beastly inclinations."
- B.K. Chaturvedi, Chanakya Neeti

14. "Like gold is tested by rubbing, cutting, heating and beating so also a man is tested by his sacrifice, moral conduct, innate qualities and his actions."
- B.K. Chaturvedi, Chanakya Neeti

15. "The greatmen-scholars pass their mornings in gambling, afternoon with women and nights with thieves. This is how they pass their time."
- B.K. Chaturvedi, Chanakya Neeti

16. "And we must not have the feeling of arrogance when indulging in the acts of charity, for if one does any good thing for others with the sense of the ‘doer-ship’ one loses all merit, according to the ancient Indian thought. Chanakya has merely repeated the same thought.]"
- B.K. Chaturvedi, Chanakya Neeti

17. "का चिन्ता मम जीवने यदि हरिर्विश्वम्भ्रो गीयते नो चेदर्भकजीवनार्थ जनीस्तन्यं कुथं नि:सरेत्। इत्यालोच्य मुहुर्महुर्यदु पते लक्ष्मीपते केवलं त्वत्पादाम्बुजसेवनेन सततं कालो मया नीयते।।"
- B.K. Chaturvedi, Chanakya Neeti

18. "Dust might cover the gem to render it lustreless but sooner or later it must fetch its intrinsic value. Reality can’t be hoodwinked by any trick for long.]"
- B.K. Chaturvedi, Chanakya Neeti

19. "न देवो विद्यते काष्ठे न पाषाणे न मृण्मये। भावे ही विद्यते देवस्तस्माद भावो ही कारणाम् ।। 6।। Na Devo Viddyate Kaashthe Na Paashaane Na Mrinnyamaye. Bhave Hee Viddyate Devastsmaad Bhaavo Hee Kaaranam. God doesn’t dwell in the wooden, stony or earthen idols. His abode is in our feelings, our thoughts. [It is only through the feeling that we deem God existing in these idols.]"
- B.K. Chaturvedi, Chanakya Neeti

20. "Growth and decay is always in one’s own hands. [It is an obvious statement. Nobody can ensure any body’s growth if that person is destroying oneself. And if one is determined to grow nobody can cause that person’s destruction.]"
- B.K. Chaturvedi, Chanakya Neeti

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