Kautilya Arthashastra [sanskrit]

37,100 words | ISBN-13: 9788171106417

The Sanskrit edition of Kautilya’s Arthashastra, an ancient encyclopedic treatise dealing with the ssience of politics, economics and warfare. Other topics include internal and foreign affairs, civil, military, commercial, fiscal, judicial, tables of weights, measures of length and divisions of time. Kautilya is also named Vishnugupta and Chanakya and his Artha-shastra can be dated to 321-296 B.C. Original title: Kauṭilya-Arthaśāstra (कौटिल्य-अर्थशास्त्र).

Chapter 7.15

[English text for this chapter is available]

durbalo rājā balavatābhiyuktastadviśiṣṭabalamāśrayeta yamitaro mantraśaktyā nātisaṃdadhyāt || KAZ_07.15.01 ||

tulyamantraśaktīnāmāyattasampado vṛddhasamyogādvā viśeṣaḥ || KAZ_07.15.02 ||

viśiṣṭabalābhāve samabalaistulyabalasaṃghairvā balavataḥ sambhūya tiṣṭhed yānna mantraprabhāvaśaktibhyāmatisaṃdadhyāt || KAZ_07.15.03 ||

tulyamantraprabhāvaśaktīnāṃ vipulārambhato viśeṣaḥ || KAZ_07.15.04 ||

samabalābhāve hīnabalaiḥ śucibhirutsāhibhiḥ pratyanīkabhūtairbalavataḥ sambhūya tiṣṭhed yānna mantraprabhāvotsāhaśaktibhiratisaṃdadhyāt || KAZ_07.15.05 ||

tulyotsāhaśaktīnāṃ svayuddhabhūmilābhādviśeṣaḥ || KAZ_07.15.06 ||

tulyabhūmīnāṃ svayuddhakālalābhādviśeṣaḥ || KAZ_07.15.07 ||

tulyadeśakālānāṃ yugyaśastrāvaraṇato viśeṣaḥ || KAZ_07.15.08 ||

sahāyābhāve durgamāśrayeta yatrāmitraḥ prabhūtasainyo'pi bhaktayavasendhanodakoparodhaṃ na kuryātsvayaṃ ca kṣayavyayābhyāṃ yujyeta || KAZ_07.15.09 ||

tulyadurgāṇāṃ nicayāpasārato viśeṣaḥ || KAZ_07.15.10 ||

nicayāpasārasampannaṃ hi manuṣyadurgamicchediti kauṭilyaḥ || KAZ_07.15.11 ||

tadebhiḥ kārṇairāśrayeta pārṣṇigrāhamāsāraṃ madhyamamudāsīnaṃ pratipādayiṣyāmi sāmantāṭavikatatkulīnāparuddhānāmanyatamenāsya rājyaṃ hārayiṣyāmi ghātayiṣyāmi || KAZ_07.15.12a ||

kṛtyapakṣopagraheṇa vāsya durge rāṣṭre skandhāvāre kopaṃ samutthāpayiṣyāmi śastrāgnirasapraṇidhānairaupaniṣadikairvā yatheṣṭamāsannaṃ haniṣyāmi || KAZ_07.15.12b ||

svayaṃ adhiṣṭhitena yogapraṇidhānena kṣayavyayamenamupaneṣyāmi kṣayavyayapravāsopatapte vāsya mitravarge sainye krameṇopajāpaṃ prāpsyāmi || KAZ_07.15.12c ||

vīvadhāsāraprasāravadhena vāsya skandhāvārāvagrahaṃ kariṣyāmi daṇḍopanayena vāsya randhramutthāpya sarvasaṃdohena prahariṣyāmi pratihatotsāhena yatheṣṭaṃ saṃdhimavāpsyāmi mayi pratibaddhasya sarvataḥ kopāḥ samutthāsyanti || KAZ_07.15.12d ||

nirāsāraṃ vāsya mūlaṃ mitrāṭavīdaṇḍairuddhātayiṣyāmi mahato deśasya yogakṣemamihasthaḥ pālayiṣyāmi svavikṣiptaṃ mitravikṣiptaṃ me sainyamihasthasyaikasthamaviṣahyaṃ bhaviṣyati nimnakhātarātriyuddhaviśāradaṃ me sainyaṃ pathyābādhamuktamāsanne karma kariṣyati || KAZ_07.15.12e ||

viruddhadeśakālamihāgato svayameva kṣayavyayābhyāṃ na bhaviṣyati mahākṣayavyayābhigamyo'yaṃ deśo durgāṭavyapasārabāhulyāt || KAZ_07.15.12f ||

pareṣāṃ vyādhiprāyaḥ sainyavyāyāmānāmalabdhabhaumaśca tamāpadgataḥ pravekṣyati praviṣṭo na nirgamiṣyati iti || KAZ_07.15.12g ||

kāraṇābhāve balasamucchraye parasya durgamunmucyāpagacchet || KAZ_07.15.13 ||

agnipataṅgavadamitre praviśet || KAZ_07.15.14 ||

anyatarasiddhirhi tyaktātmano bhavati ityācāryāḥ || KAZ_07.15.15 ||

neti kauṭilyaḥ || KAZ_07.15.16 ||

saṃdheyatāmātmanaḥ parasya copalabhya saṃdadhīta || KAZ_07.15.17 ||

viparyaye vikrameṇa saṃdhimapasāraṃ lipseta || KAZ_07.15.18 ||

saṃdheyasya dūtaṃ preṣayet || KAZ_07.15.19 ||

tena preṣitamarthamānābhyāṃ satkṛtya brūyāt idaṃ rājñaḥ paṇyāgāramidaṃ devīkumārāṇām devīkumāravacanāt idaṃ rājyamahaṃ ca tvadarpaṇaḥ iti || KAZ_07.15.20 ||

labdhasaṃśrayaḥ samayācārikavadbhartari varteta || KAZ_07.15.21 ||

durgādīni ca karmāṇi āvāhavivāhaputrābhiṣekāśvapaṇyahastigrahaṇasattrayātrāvihāragamanāni cānujñātaḥ kurvīta || KAZ_07.15.22 ||

svabhūmyavasthitaprakṛtisaṃdhimupaghātamapasṛteṣu sarvamanujñātaḥ kurvīta || KAZ_07.15.23 ||

duṣṭapaurajānapado nyāyavṛttiranyāṃ bhūmiṃ yāceta || KAZ_07.15.24 ||

duṣyavadupāṃśudaṇḍena pratikurvīta || KAZ_07.15.25 ||

ucitāṃ mitrādbhūmiṃ dīyamānāṃ na pratigṛhṇīyāt || KAZ_07.15.26 ||

mantripurohitasenāpatiyuvarājānāmanyatamamadṛśyamāne bhartari paśyet yathāśakti copakuryāt || KAZ_07.15.27 ||

daivatasvastivācaneṣu tatparā āśiṣo vācayet || KAZ_07.15.28 ||

sarvatrātmanisargaṃ guṇaṃ brūyāt || KAZ_07.15.29 ||

samyuktabalavatsevī viruddhaḥ śaṅkitādibhiḥ || KAZ_07.15.30ab ||

varteta daṇḍopanato bhartaryevamavasthitaḥ || KAZ_07.15.30cd ||

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