Acharya Chanakya was a great person. He was a great teacher, confident motivator, and a king maker. You should all know about this great person. Chanakya was born with one tooth. And his father wanted to make him a monk (Jain Muni).But the astrologers told he will be a great king. His father was not happy with this forecast and took the suggestion of the other astrologers who suggested that if his tooth is broken then he will become a king maker. This forecast became true. He changed many policies and made new policies which is named as “Chanakya’s policiesa’s ((99(9((Chanakya Neeti). In his words”one who is able to control and conqure his desires alone,is competent to rule the state in a just impartial and benovolent manner.”
More than 2700 years back a huge university existed in ancient India where over 10,500 students from across the world came for higher studies. This was the TakshaShila university of ancient India which produced the great political master Chanakya (also called Kautilya/Vishnugupta who did the finest work called the Artha Shastra and who guided Chandra Gupta Maurya to lay the foundations of the great Mauryan Empire. The Great Indian emperor Ashoka was the grandson ofChandra Gupta Maurya.
YOU can become like Chanakya. You should know about this great personality and about our heritage. We had very rich culture .Our country was named as “Golden Bird” सोने की चिडिया not because we had lot of gold but because of our rich knowledge and culture. It is only after 200 years of British rule we became slaves and forgot our old history. We follow other culture and criticize our own. Better know your history and feel proud to be an Indian.
Feel we are very powerful. When we are busy in so many thoughts we do loose our concentration power. We can train our mind to think one thought at a time and to be focused by meditation. For that let us repeat a Jain Mantra which means let us be thankful to all teachers, who are knowledgeable like Chanakya who motivates their students by playing a role model.
Namo Arihantanam: I bow down to Arihanta(Those who have cleared their gati karmas),
Namo Siddhanam: I bow down to Siddha(The fully liberated souls ),
Namo Ayriyanam: I bow down to Acharya(The spiritual leaders or Preceptors ),
Namo Uvajjhayanam: I bow down to Upadhyaya(The teachers),
Namo Loe Savva-sahunam: I bow down to the monks or sages in the world.
Thoughts delivered in morning Assembly on7th.Sept.2016
By Prof.Sanjay Biyani
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