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Teachings from Sukraniti

Those rulers who do not follow niti or morals are unfortunate and go to hell, either through misery or through cupidity.

Association with the Guru is for the acquisition of Shastras and the Shastras are calculated to increase knowledge.

To maintain a healthy and prosperous life wealth is necessary. So long as there is wealth, one is respected by all. However, the man without wealth, though well qualified, is deserted even by his wife and children.

The best profession is agriculture.

The collector of taxes is to be like a gardener who collects flowers and fruits after having duly nourished the trees with care.