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Fourteen Failings of Ruler as per Ramayana


The fourteen failings of Ruler as per Ramayana are:




  1. Atheism - The ruler can be a non believer, that is a personal choice, but he cannot impose it on this subjects.
  2. Dissimulation - The act of deceiving will soon result in the death of the ruler.
  3. Inattention
  4. Anger
  5. Ego
  6. Procrastination
  7. Lack of discrimination in companionship
  8. Gratification of senses
  9. Disregard of counsel
  10. Consultation with those who advocate what is ill advised.
  11. Failure to carry out what has been decided.
  12. Disclosure of council received
  13. Omission of sacred practice in the early morning
  14. Desire to enter into combat with all thy foes at the same time.