A world famous leader, economist and politician. Chanakya is known for his extraordinary skills in government, politics, life science and human psychology. He is remembered as the foundation pillar of starting Maurya Rule and the diminishment of Nanda Rule in India. His books including the Sampoorn Chanakya Neeti are still significant and effective to follow in our daily lives, business and in organisations.
The principles in this book are written in a well formed Sanskrit Shloka where every single one is a source of immense intellectual treasure. I am reviewing and summarising the book and including some of the very popular quotes from the book.
The book is over 2000 years old but the principles given in it are like, more significant in today’s world. The book is a source of domestic, social and intellectual wisdom which covers thoughts of Acharya Chanakya from a wide domain.
Here are the topics you can expect to learn in the book
- Relationship wisdom between wife and husband
- Teacher and student values
- Financial wisdom
- Friendship wisdom
- Human psychology of man and woman
- Understanding of Trust and loyalty
- Importance of Education and knowledge
- Student goals and discipline
- Responsibility of various people like teachers, businessman, students etc
- The secrets of a happy life
Note that the way Chanakya seems to speak in a male dominant and Brahmin-dominant voice but it should not be understood otherwise. It should not be considered offensive since the book is written according to that time. Also, there are shreds of evidence that Shudra (lower cast) were not decided by birth but by deeds.
Chanakya Neeti is like a complete life-book and if some of the pieces of advice are sincerely followed, it may enhance your life significantly.