Chanakya or Kautilya or Vishnu Gupta was a great politician and Statesman of Yesteryears.He helped Chandragupta Maurya in securing political power.Chanakya

His story is that of an intellectual and learned man who struggled to unite and save India at a time when Alexander was plundering the country, killing lakhs of innocent people and destroying the cultural heritage of the country.

Chanakya was born in Taxila .after his father’s death his mother looked after him and brought him up with great love and care.

It was only when he became young that he realized the deteriorating condition of India, Greeks which was suffering under the oppressive rule Greeks under Alexander.

He decided to fight the greeks and win back the lost glory of the country.

He began to teach the art of warfare and state administration to chandraguptha and groomed him to become the next rulersand himself ascended the throne of magadh.

Chandraguptha defeated selucus Nikator, the general of alexander in North-west India in 305BC with help of Vishnu guptha.

Vishnu Guptha with the help of king chandraguptha and subjects was successful in freeing the country from the clutches of greeks.

He then strengthened the roots of the magadh empire turning in into a most powerful mauryan empire of ancient India.

Once Chanakya was successful in uniting the country and winning back the honour and glory, he retired to lead a simple life and teach his disciples how to gain true knowledge .

Chanakya Books

Vishnu Guptha was also an author of fame .he wrote Arthshastra authentic book on Administation.

It is divided into 15 adikaranas It means sections and 180 Prakaranas it means chapters.

It is written in prose as well as in verse in Sanskrit.

Arthashastra describes the system of revenue at great length.Chanakya also gave an elaborate description of various aspects of espionage.

Arthashastra also throws light on army organization and training.Arthashaastra refers to troops recruited from all the four varnas.

It also devoted three chapters to law concerning marriage.


Chanakya Quotes

01.A man is great by deeds not by birth

02.Time perfects men as well as destroys them

03.The biggest guru mantra is :Never share your secreats with anybody It will destroyed you soon as the fear approaches near, attack and destroy it

05.God is not present in idols.your feelings are your god,the soul is you temple .

06.Learn from the mistakes of others ,you cant live long enough to make them all yourselves

07.Even if snake is not Poisonous ,it should pretend to be venomous.

08.Education is the best friend .an educated person is respected everywhere.Education beats the beauty and the youth .

09.A man is born alone and dies alone,and he experiences the good and bad consequences of his karma alone;and he goes alone to hell or the supreme abode.

  1. Drop the idea that attachment and love are one thing. They are enemies. It is attachment that destroys all love.


Updated: May 31, 2017 — 11:32 am

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