Chanakya’s Arthashastra

Chanakya’s Arthashastra

If any of you have read upanishad, this is sort of the root, sort of a text of the hindu or the the hinduism or the hindu culture or whatever. Based on the upanishad, I forgot the century but Chanakya this great strategistian who actually wrote the book called Arthashastra, who was a main adviser, who gave these advices to the Moria kings and therefore the king Ashoka and all of them became so powerful. And these guys they talk about four indispensable sort of strategy of life. It is wonderful and I think it will, I will try to connect it with the parting from the four desire here. I just loosely translate this four points. The first you have to have fun. That is one. And that is fantastic because that is what we want. We have to have fun, we have to really enjoy. I think it is something like karma, really enjoying, fun is the most important. That’s our aim. The second is wealth to achieve this fun. You know you need wealth to get that fun. You have to have some means to collect that fun, establish this fun. The third is discipline to really have this fun. So that I think we all know, vaguely. Any successful MBA teaches this, isn’t it. The discipline, how to make money, how to have fun. This. But the most important the last one what is forgotten by the modern world which is maya, the illusion. And what it means is that actually, you can have fun, you should have lot of wealth to have that fun, and the discipline to have the fun. But you must realize at all times, that three of this, that all three of this is an illusion. At the end of the day, discipline doesn’t work. At the end of the day, wealth doesn’t work. At the end of the day, fun is very relative. As this fourth message, maya, the illusion, when you have that, when you can really digest that information, then you are really a perfect manager of the life. You really know how to manage your life at this point.

Parting from the four attachments, Nepal June 2009
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