Created by Jijith Nadumuri at 11 Oct 2011 14:03 and updated at 11 Oct 2011 14:03


tkl.1.1.01 The men, who on the King s true praised delight to dwell,
tkl.1.1.03 Indra, the King of the inhabitants of the spacious Heaven, is himself, a sufficient proof of the strength of him who has subdued his Five senses.
tkl.2.1.01 2.1.1 The Greatness of a King
tkl.2.1.01 Are qualities a King adorn for evermore.
tkl.2.1.01 He is a King who, with manly Modesty, swerves not from Virtue, and refrains from Vice.
tkl.2.1.01 A King is he who treasure gains, stores up, defends,
tkl.2.1.01 He is a King who is able to acquire Wealth(), to lay it up, to guard, and to distribute it.
tkl.2.1.01 Where King is easy of access, where no harsh word repels,
tkl.2.1.01 The whole World will exalt the country of the King who is easy of access, and who is free from harsh language.
tkl.2.1.01 The World will praise and submit itself to the mind of the King who is able to give with affability, and to protect all who come to him.
tkl.2.1.01 That King as god over subject people reigns.
tkl.2.1.01 That King, will be esteemed a God among men, who performs his own duties, and protects (his subjects).
tkl.2.1.01 The King of worth, who can words bitter to his ear endure,
tkl.2.1.01 The whole World will dwell under the umbrella of the King, who can bear words that embitter the ear.
tkl.2.1.06 Avarice, undignified pride, and low Pleasures are faults in a King.
tkl.2.1.06 Faultless the King who first his own faults cures, and then
tkl.2.1.06 What fault will remain in the King who has put away his own Evils, and looks after the Evils of others.
tkl.2.1.06 If (a King) enjoys, privately the things which he Desires, the designs of his Enemies will be useless.
tkl.2.1.07 Their worth weighed well, the King should choose with care.
tkl.2.1.07 Let (a King) ponder well its value, and secure the Friendship of men of Virtue and of mature Knowledge.
tkl.2.1.07 Let (a King) procure and kindly care for men who can overcome difficulties when they occur, and guard against them before they happen.
tkl.2.1.07 The King, since counsellors are Monarch s Eyes,
tkl.2.1.07 As a King must use his Ministers as Eyes (in managing his Kingdom), let him well examine their character and qualifications before he engages them.
tkl.2.1.07 The King, who knows to live with worthy men allied,
tkl.2.1.07 The King with none to censure him, bereft of safeguards all,
tkl.2.1.07 The King, who is without the guard of men who can rebuke him, will perish, even though there be no one to destroy him.
tkl.2.1.09 One way to promote the prosperity of an Enemy, is (for a King) to set out (to war) without having thoroughly weighed his ability (to cope with its chances).
tkl.2.1.09 What misbeseems a King the World will not approve as wise.
tkl.2.1.10 Even though the income (of a King) be small, it will not cause his (ruin), if his outgoings be not larger than his income.
tkl.2.1.11 The King that Foes would crush, needs fitting time to fight.
tkl.2.1.11 A Crow will overcome an Owl in the day time; so the King who would conquer his Enemy must have (a suitable) time.
tkl.2.1.11 Acting at the right season, is a cord that will immoveably bind success (to a King).
tkl.2.1.12 Let not (a King) despise (an Enemy), nor undertake any thing (against him), until he has obtained (a suitable) place for besieging him.
tkl.2.1.13 That shrinks from shame or stain; in him may King confide.
tkl.2.1.13 (The King s) choice should (fall) on him, who is of good family, who is free from faults, and who has the Modesty which fears the wounds (of sin).
tkl.2.1.13 Let (a King) consider (a man s) good qualities, as well as his faults, and then judge (of his character) by that which prevails.
tkl.2.1.13 Let (a King) avoid choosing men who have no relations; such men have no attachment, and thereforehave no fear of Crime.
tkl.2.1.13 Let (a King) choose no one without previous consideration; after he has made his choice, let him unhesitatingly select for each such duties as are appropriate.
tkl.2.1.14 Such man of virtuous mood should King employ.
tkl.2.1.14 He should be employed (by a King), whose nature leads him to choose the good, after having weighed both the Evil and the good in any undertaking.
tkl.2.1.14 Let him do (the King s) work who can enlarge the sources (of Revenue), increase Wealth and considerately prevent the accidents (which would destroy it).
tkl.2.1.14 Let the choice (of a King) fall upon him who largely possesses these Four things, Love, Knowledge, a clear Mind and Freedom from Covetousness.
tkl.2.1.14 Even when (a King) has tried them in every possible way, there are many men who change, from the nature of the works (in which they may be employed).
tkl.2.1.14 No specious fav rite should the King s commission bear,
tkl.2.1.14 (A King s) work can only be accomplished by a man of Wisdom and patient endurance; it is not of a nature to be given to one from mere personal attachment.
tkl.2.1.14 Let King first ask, Who shall the deed perform? and What the deed?
tkl.2.1.14 Let (a King) act, after having considered the agent (whom he is to employ), the deed (he Desires to do), and the time which is suitable to it.
tkl.2.1.14 This man, this work shall thus work out, let thoughtful King command;
tkl.2.1.14 After having considered, "this man can accomplish this, by these means", let (the King) leave with him the discharge of that duty.
tkl.2.1.14 Having considered what work a man is fit for, let (the King) employ him in that work.
tkl.2.1.14 Fortune deserts the King who ill can bear,
tkl.2.1.14 Prosperity will leave (the King) who doubts the Friendship of the man who steadily labours in the discharge of his duties.
tkl.2.1.14 Let King search out his Servants deeds each day;
tkl.2.1.14 Let a King daily examine the conduct of his Servants; if they do not act crookedly, the World will not act crookedly.
tkl.2.1.15 Where King regards not all alike, but each in his degree,
tkl.2.1.15 Many relatives will live near a King, when they observe that he does not look on all alike, but that he looks on each man according to his merit.
tkl.2.1.15 The King should sift their motives well, consider, and receive!
tkl.2.1.15 When one may have left him, and for some cause has returned to him, let the King fulfil the object (for which he has come back) and thoughtfully receive him again.
tkl.2.1.16 Let (a King) think of those who have been ruined by neglect, when his mind is elated with joy.
tkl.2.1.17 All subjects look to King that ruleth all.
tkl.2.1.17 When there is rain, the living creation thrives; and so when the King rules justly, his subjects thrive.
tkl.2.1.17 From all controlling sceptre of the King.
tkl.2.1.17 The sceptre of the King is the firm support of the Vedas of the Brahmin, and of all Virtues therein described.
tkl.2.1.17 The World will constantly embrace the feet of the great King who rules over his subjects with Love.
tkl.2.1.17 Where King, who righteous laws regards, the sceptre wields,
tkl.2.1.17 Rain and plentiful crops will ever dwell together in the country of the King who sways his sceptre with Justice.
tkl.2.1.17 It is not the Javelin that gives Victory, but the King s sceptre, if it do no inJustice.
tkl.2.1.17 The King all the whole realm of Earth protects;
tkl.2.1.17 And Justice guards the King who right respects.
tkl.2.1.17 The King defends the whole world; and Justice, when adMinistered without defect, defends the King.
tkl.2.1.17 The King who rules, shall sink and perish from the land.
tkl.2.1.17 The King who gives not facile audience (to those who approach him), and who does not examine and pass judgment (on their complaints), will perish in disgrace.
tkl.2.1.17 In guarding his subjects (against injury from others), and in preserving them himself; to punish Crime is not a fault in a King, but a duty.
tkl.2.1.17 For a King to punish Criminals with death, is like pulling up the Weeds in the Green Corn.
tkl.2.1.18 Than one who plies the murderer s trade, more cruel is the King
tkl.2.1.18 The King who gives himself up to oppression and acts unjustly (towards his subjects) is more cruel than the man who leads the life of a murderer.
tkl.2.1.18 Who makes no daily search for wrongs, nor justly rules, that King
tkl.2.1.18 The country of the King who does not daily examine into the wrongs done and distribute Justice, will daily fall to ruin.
tkl.2.1.18 The King, who, without reflecting (on its Evil consequences), perverts Justice, will lose at once both his Wealth and his subjects.
tkl.2.1.18 Will not the Tears, shed by a people who cannot endure the oppression which they suffer (from their King), become a saw to waste away his Wealth
tkl.2.1.18 As is the World without rain, so live a people whose King is without Kindness.
tkl.2.1.18 To live beneath the sway of unjust King.
tkl.2.1.18 Property gives more Sorrow than Poverty, to those who live under the sceptre of a King without Justice.
tkl.2.1.18 Where King from right deflecting, makes unrighteous gain,
tkl.2.1.18 If the King acts contrary to Justice, rain will become unseasonable, and the Heavens will withhold their showers.
tkl.2.1.19 So as to stay advance of Crime, a King is he.
tkl.2.1.19 He is a King who having equitably examined (any inJustice which has been brought to his notice), suitably punishes it, so that it may not be again committed.
tkl.2.1.19 Let the King, who Desires that his prosperity may long remain, commence his preliminary enquires with strictness, and then punish with mildness.
tkl.2.1.19 Ruin to unjust King is swift and sure.
tkl.2.1.19 The cruel sceptred King, who acts so as to put his subjects in fear, will certainly and quickly come to ruin.
tkl.2.1.19 Ah! cruel is our King where subjects sadly say,
tkl.2.1.19 The King who is spoken of as cruel will quickly perish; his life becoming shortened.
tkl.2.1.19 The abundant Wealth of the King whose words are harsh and whose looks are void of Kindness, will instantly perish instead of abiding long, with him.
tkl.2.1.19 Severe words and excessive punishments will be a file to waste away a King s power for destroying
tkl.2.1.19 The prosperity of that King will waste away, who without reflecting (on his affairs himself), commits them to his Ministers, and (when a failure occurs) gives way to Anger, and rages against them.
tkl.2.1.19 The King who has not provided himself with a place of defence, will in times of War be seized with fear and quickly perish.
tkl.2.1.21 In these let King confide as Eyes.
tkl.2.1.21 Let a King consider as his Eyes these Two things, a Spy and a Book (of laws) universally esteemed.
tkl.2.1.21 Tis duty of the King to learn with speed.
tkl.2.1.21 It is the duty of a King to know quickly (by a Spy) what all happens, daily, amongst all men.
tkl.2.1.21 Nothing can Victory give to that unwary King.
tkl.2.1.21 There is no way for a King to obtain conquests, who knows not the advantage of discoveries made by a Spy.
tkl.2.1.21 He is a Spy who watches all men, to wit, those who are in the King s employment, his relatives, and his Enemies.
tkl.2.1.21 Let not a King receive the information which a Spy has discovered and made known to him, until he has examined it by another Spy.
tkl.2.1.21 Let a King employ Spies so that one may have no Knowledge of the other; and when the information of Three agrees together, let him receive it.
tkl.2.1.21 Let not a King publicly confer on a Spy any marks of his favour; if he does, he will divulge his own secret.
tkl.2.1.22 In all that a King thinks of, let him think of his greatness; and if it should be thrust from him (by fate), it will have the nature of not being thrust from him.
tkl.2.1.23 If idleness take up its abode in a King of high birth, it will make him a slave of his Enemies.
tkl.2.1.23 The King whose life from sluggishness is rid,
tkl.2.1.23 The King who never gives way to idleness will obtain entire possession of (the whole Earth) passed over by him who measured (the worlds) with His foot.
tkl.2.2.01 He is the best helper (of the King) who understanding the duties, of the latter, is by his special learning, able to tender the fullest Advice, and at all times conversant with the best method (of
tkl.2.2.01 The very truth, though unwise King may cast his words away.
tkl.2.2.01 Although the King be utterly ignorant, it is the duty of the Minister to give (him) sound Advice.
tkl.2.2.01 A Minister who by King s side plots Evil things
tkl.2.2.01 Far better are Seventy crores of Enemies (for a King) than a Minister at his side who intends (his) ruin.
tkl.2.2.03 (For a Minister) to protect (his King) with Wealth obtained by foul means is like preserving a Vessel of wet clay by filling it with Water.
tkl.2.2.04 With King acceptance finds and Fame through all the state.
tkl.2.2.04 The firmness in action of those who have become great by the excellence (of their counsel) will, by attaining its fulfilment in the person of the King, be esteemed (by all).
tkl.2.2.05 These qualities the envoy of a King approve.
tkl.2.2.05 Who stands, with steady eye, to speak the mandates of his King.
tkl.2.2.05 To envoy gains assured advantage for his King.
tkl.2.2.06 2.2.6. Conduct in the Presence of the King
tkl.2.2.06 The King himself abundant Wealth supplies.
tkl.2.2.06 Ministers who would save themselves should avoid (the commission of) serious errors for if the King s suspicion is once roused, no one can remove it.
tkl.2.2.06 Seek not, ask not, the secret of the King to hear;
tkl.2.2.06 (When the King is engaged) in secret counsel (with others), Ministers should neither over hear anything whatever nor pry into it with inquisitive questions, but (wait to) listen when it is divulged (by the King himself).
tkl.2.2.06 Say not, He s young, my kinsman, despising thus your King;
tkl.2.2.06 Those whose judgement is firm will not do what is disagreeable (to the Sovereign) saying (within themselves) "We are esteemed by the King".
tkl.2.2.06 The (foolish) claim with which a Minister does unbecoming acts because of his (long) familiarity (with the King) will ensure his ruin.
tkl.2.2.07 The Minister who by looking (at the King) understands his mind without being told (of it), will be a perpetual Ornament to the World which is surrounded by a never drying sea.
tkl.2.2.07 The King should ever give whatever (is asked) of his belongings and secure him who, by the indications (of his own mind) is able to read those of another.
tkl.2.2.07 If the King gets those who by looking into his mind can understand (and remove) what has occurred (to him) it is enough that he stand looking at their face.
tkl.2.2.07 If a King gets Ministers who can read the movements of the eye, the Eyes (of foreign Kings) will (themselves) reveal (to him) their hatred or Friendship.
tkl.2.3.01 To King due tribute pays: that is the land
tkl.2.3.01 Of lurking murderers that King afflict, that is the land
tkl.2.3.01 A land gains nought that is not with its King at peace.
tkl.2.3.03 Unclaimed Wealth, Wealth acquired by Taxes, and Wealth (got) by conquest of Foes are (all) the Wealth of the King.
tkl.2.3.04 Mid treasures of the King is chiefest found.
tkl.2.3.04 The Army which is complete in (its) parts and conquers without fear of wounds is the chief Wealth of the King.
tkl.2.3.04 Ancient Army can alone have the valour which makes it stand by its King at the time of defeat, fearless of wounds and unmindful of its reduced strength.
tkl.2.3.05 The King s reproof damps not the ardour of their eager souls.
tkl.2.3.05 The Heroes who are not afraid of losing their life in a contest will not cool their ardour, even if the King prohibits (their fighting).
tkl.2.3.17 If a King incurs the wrath of the righteous great, what will become of his government with its splendid auxiliaries and (all) its untold Wealth
tkl.2.3.17 If those of exalted vows burst in a rage, even Indra() the King will suffer a sudden loss and be entirely ruined.
tkl.2.3.21 If the King is incessantly addicted to the rolling Dice in the hope of gain, his Wealth and the resources thereof will take their departure and fall into other s hands.
tkl.2.4.09 Patriotic farmers Desire to bring all other states under the control of their own King.
tkl.3.2.12 O would my King would fight, o ercome, devide the spoil;
tkl.3.2.12 Let the King fight and gain (victories); (but) let me be united to my Wife and feast the evening.

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