Chanakya Niti Shlokas Translation in English Chapter 7

Chanakya Niti Shlokas (चाणक्य नीति श्लोक)

अर्थनाशं मनस्तापं गृहे दुश्चरितानि च ।
वञ्चनं चापमानं च मतिमान्न प्रकाशयेत् ॥

Chanakya Niti (Chap. 7 – Shloka 1 )

Meaning in English

A wise man should not reveal his loss of wealth, the vexation of his
mind, the misconduct of his own wife, base words spoken by others,
and disgrace that has befallen him.

धनधान्यप्रयोगेषु विद्यासङ्ग्रहणे तथा ।
आहारे व्यवहारे च त्यक्तलज्जः सुखी भवेत् ॥

Chanakya Niti (Chap. 7 – Shloka 2 )

Meaning in English

He who gives up shyness in monetary dealings, in acquiring
knowledge, in eating and in business, becomes happy.

सन्तोषामृततृप्तानां यत्सुखं शान्तिरेव च ।
न च तद्धनलुब्धानामितश्चेतश्च धावताम् ॥

Chanakya Niti (Chap. 7 – Shloka 3 )

Meaning in English

The happiness and peace attained by those satisfied by the nectar of
spiritual tranquillity is not attained by greedy persons restlessly moving
here and there.

Chanakya Niti Motivational Quotes with Translation

सन्तोषस्त्रिषु कर्तव्यः स्वदारे भोजने धने ।
त्रिषु चैव न कर्तव्योऽध्ययने जपदानयोः ॥

Chanakya Niti (Chap. 7 – Shloka 4)

Meaning in English

One should feel satisfied with the following three things; his own wife,
food given by Providence and wealth acquired by honest effort; but one
should never feel satisfied with the following three; study, chanting the
holy names of the Lord (japa) and charity.

विप्रयोर्विप्रवह्न्योश्च दम्पत्योः स्वामिभृत्ययोः ।
अन्तरेण न गन्तव्यं हलस्य वृषभस्य च ॥

Chanakya Niti (Chap. 7 – Shloka 5)

Meaning in English

Do not pass between two brahmanas, between a brahmana and his
sacrificial fire, between a wife and her husband, a master and his
servant, and a plough and an ox.

पादाभ्यां न स्पृशेदग्निं गुरुं ब्राह्मणमेव च ।
नैव गां न कुमारीं च न वृद्धं न शिशुं तथा ॥

Chanakya Niti (Chap. 7 – Shloka 6)

Meaning in English

Do not let your foot touch fire, the spiritual master or a brahmana; it
must never touch a cow, a virgin, an old person or a child.

शकटं पञ्चहस्तेन दशहस्तेन वाजिनम् ।
गजं हस्तसहस्रेण देशत्यागेन दुर्जनम् ॥

Chanakya Niti (Chap. 7 – Shloka 7)

Meaning in English

Keep one thousand cubits away from an elephant, a hundred from a
horse, ten from a horned beast, but keep away from the wicked by
leaving the country.

हस्ती अङ्कुशमात्रेण वाजी हस्तेन ताड्यते ।
श‍ृङ्गी लगुडहस्तेन खड्गहस्तेन दुर्जनः ॥

Chanakya Niti (Chap. 7 – Shloka 8)

Meaning in English

An elephant is controlled by a goad (ankusha), a horse by a slap of the
hand, a horned animal with the show of a stick, and a rascal with a
sword.

तुष्यन्ति भोजने विप्रा मयूरा घनगर्जिते ।
साधवः परसम्पत्तौ खलाः परविपत्तिषु ॥

Chanakya Niti (Chap. 7 – Shloka 9)

Meaning in English

Brahmanas find satisfaction in a good meal, peacocks in the peal of
thunder, a sadhu in seeing the prosperity of others, and the wicked in
the misery of others.

अनुलोमेन बलिनं प्रतिलोमेन दुर्जनम् ।
आत्मतुल्यबलं शत्रुं विनयेन बलेन वा ॥

Chanakya Niti (Chap. 7 – Shloka 10)

Meaning in English

Conciliate a strong man by submission, a wicked man by opposition,
and the one whose power is equal to yours by politeness or force.

बाहुवीर्यं बलं राज्ञां ब्रह्मणो ब्रह्मविद्बली ।
रूपयौवनमाधुर्यं स्त्रीणां बलमनुत्तमम् ॥

Chanakya Niti (Chap. 7 – Shloka 11)

Meaning in English

The power of a king lies in his mighty arms; that of a brahmana in his
spiritual knowledge; and that of a woman in her beauty youth and sweet
words.’

नात्यन्तं सरलैर्भाव्यं गत्वा पश्य वनस्थलीम् ।
छिद्यन्ते सरलास्तत्र कुब्जास्तिष्ठन्ति पादपाः ॥

Chanakya Niti (Chap. 7 – Shloka 12)

Meaning in English

Do not be very upright in your dealings for you would see by going to
the forest that straight trees are cut down while crooked ones are left
standing.

यत्रोदकं तत्र वसन्ति हंसा-
स्तथैव शुष्कं परिवर्जयन्ति ।
न हंसतुल्येन नरेण भाव्यं
पुनस्त्यजन्तः पुनराश्रयन्ते ॥

Chanakya Niti (Chap. 7 – Shloka 13)

Meaning in English

Swans live wherever there is water, and leave the place where water
dries up; let not a man act so — and come and go as he pleases.

उपार्जितानां वित्तानां त्याग एव हि रक्षणम् ।
तडागोदरसंस्थानां परीवाह इवाम्भसाम् ॥

Chanakya Niti (Chap. 7 – Shloka 14)

Meaning in English

Accumulated wealth is saved by spending just as incoming fresh water
is saved by letting out stagnant water.

यस्यार्थास्तस्य मित्राणि यस्यार्थास्तस्य बान्धवाः ।
यस्यार्थाः स पुमाँल्लोके यस्यार्थाः स च पण्डितः ॥

Chanakya Niti (Chap. 7 – Shloka 15)

Meaning in English

He who has wealth has friends and relations; he alone survives and is
respected as a man

Chanakya neeti inspirational Quotes with Meaning

स्वर्गस्थितानामिह जीवलोके
चत्वारि चिह्नानि वसन्ति देहे ।
दानप्रसंगो मधुरा च वाणी
देवार्चनं ब्राह्मणतर्पणं च ॥

Chanakya Niti (Chap. 7 – Shloka 16)

Meaning in English

The following four characteristics of the denizens of heaven may be
seen in the residents of this earth planet; charity, sweet words, worship
of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, and satisfying the needs of
brahmanas.

अत्यन्तकोपः कटुका च वाणी
दरिद्रता च स्वजनेषु वैरम् ।
नीचप्रसंगः कुलहीनसेवा
चिह्नानि देहे नरकस्थितानाम् ॥

Chanakya Niti (Chap. 7 – Shloka 17)

Meaning in English

The following qualities of the denizens of hell may characterise men on
earth; extreme wrath, harsh speech, enmity with one’s relations, the
company with the base, and service to men of low extraction.

भावार्थ हिंदी में (Hindi Meaning)

नरक में निवास करने वाले और धरती पर निवास करने वालो में साम्यता – १. अत्याधिक क्रोध २. कठोर वचन ३. अपने ही संबंधियों से शत्रुता ४. नीच लोगो से मैत्री ५. हीन हरकते करने वालो की चाकरी.

गम्यते यदि मृगेन्द्रमन्दिरं
लभ्यते करिकपालमौक्तिकम् ।
जम्बुकालयगते च प्राप्यते
वत्सपुच्छखरचर्मखण्डनम् ॥

Chanakya Niti (Chap. 7 – Shloka 18)

Meaning in English

By going to the den of a lion pearls from the head of an elephant may
be obtained; but by visiting the hole of a jackal nothing but the tail of a
calf or a bit of the hide of an ass may found.

शुनः पुच्छमिव व्यर्थं जीवितं विद्यया विना ।
न गुह्यगोपने शक्तं न च दंशनिवारणे ॥

Chanakya Niti (Chap. 7 – Shloka 19)

Meaning in English

The life of an uneducated man is as useless as the tail of a dog which
neither covers its rear end, nor protects it from the bites of insects.

वाचां शौचं च मनसः शौचमिन्द्रियनिग्रहः ।
सर्वभूतदयाशौचमेतच्छौचं परार्थिनाम् ॥

Chanakya Niti (Chap. 7 – Shloka 20 )

Meaning in English

Purity of speech, of the mind, of the senses, and the of a compassionate
heart are needed by one who desires to rise to the divine platform.

पुष्पे गन्धं तिले तैलं काष्ठेऽग्निं पयसि घृतम् ।
इक्षौ गुडं तथा देहे पश्यात्मानं विवेकतः ॥

Chanakya Niti (Chap. 7 – Shlok 21)

Meaning in English

As you seek fragrance in a flower, oil in the sesamum seed, fire in
wood, ghee in milk, and jaggery (guda) in sugarcane; so seek the spirit
that is in the body by means of discrimination.

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