15 Life Lessons That Chanakya Taught Us

You may disagree with some of these, but truth never lies...


One of the most incredible factors of the ancient decade was that India reached an extremity; enriched by spirituality, intelligence, and science, coexisting so harmoniously that this postmodern period has a lot to learn from it. Ancient India believed that mental strength has the capability to overpower physical strength and that supremacy generates through the perfect blending of spirituality and intelligence. One of the greatest examples is what I've brought to you today.

Chanakya, who was one of the greatest philosophers, economist, and teacher that India has ever witnessed. The man on whose advice and aid, the Mauryan empire under the rule of Chandragupta Maurya climbed the ladder of progress.

If you've been a big-time follower of Chanakya, you must be aware that two books are attributed to him: Arthashastra and Chanakya Niti. The Arthashastra discusses monetary and fiscal policies, welfare, international relations, and war strategies in detail. Some scholars believe that Arthashastra is actually a compilation of a number of earlier texts written by various authors, and Chanakya might have been one of these authors.

Whereas Chanakya Niti is a collection of aphorisms, said to be selected by Chanakya from the various Shastras. While knowing all this about the man, I'm sure you're curious to have a look on some of the great life lessons that he's taught the society.