Vidur Niti – Hindu Text Vidura Niti



Vidur Niti is the advice given by Vidura to Dhritarashtra in the Mahabharata. It is found in the Udyoga Parva of the Mahabharat. Vidura was the young brother of Dhritarashtra and a minister in the court of Hastinapura. The teachings found in Vidur Niti were given by Vidura, to Dhritarashtra, when the latter was confused whether to support his son Duryodhana or Yudhishtira, his younger brother Pandu’s son.

The advices mainly concentrate on the right conduct and on how to practice dharma.

Some of the advices in Vidur Niti are:

  • The arrow shot from a bow may or may not kill but the intellectual power shot from an intelligent man can even uproot a nation.
  • A person should use his wisdom for dharmic mission and also for prosperity in a dharmic way.
  • Never start any work without a deep understanding about the work.

Modern day scholars are of the opinion that the advices given in Vidur Niti provide solutions to management problems.