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==Vyasanas as per Kautilya==
 
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Kauṭilya<ref>He lived in 321 B. C.</ref> in his monumental work, the Arthaśāstra<ref>Arthaśāstra Chapter 8</ref> discusses the topic of vyasana in great detail. Some of the natural disasters like agni,<ref>Agni means fire.</ref> durbhikṣa<ref>Durbhikṣa means famine.</ref> and ativṛṣṭi<ref>Ativṛṣṭi means floods.</ref> have also been listed as vyasanas.
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Kauṭilya<ref>He lived in 321 B. C.</ref> in his monumental work, the [[Arthaśāstra]]<ref>[[Arthaśāstra]] Chapter 8</ref> discusses the topic of vyasana in great detail. Some of the natural disasters like [[agni]],<ref>[[Agni]] means fire.</ref> durbhikṣa<ref>Durbhikṣa means famine.</ref> and ativṛṣṭi<ref>Ativṛṣṭi means floods.</ref> have also been listed as vyasanas.
  
 
There can be vyasanas or defects in other fields of the kingdom also such as:
 
There can be vyasanas or defects in other fields of the kingdom also such as:
 
# Amātyas - ministers
 
# Amātyas - ministers
 
# Jana - people of the country
 
# Jana - people of the country
# Durga - fort
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# Bala - armed forces
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==References==
 
==References==
 
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* The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore
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* The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram [[Krishna]] Math, Bangalore
  
 
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[[Category:Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism]]

Latest revision as of 08:34, 19 December 2016

By Swami Harshananda

Vyasana literally means ‘that which deprives a person from great good’.

The position of the king or the ruler of a country involves a heavy responsibility. The life and property of its people, their religion and culture, the natural resources in fact, every aspect of the nation’s life depends upon him. If he is good and great king, the country will prosper. If not, it will suffer a lot.

Personal Vyasanas of King

Religious works list a number of vyasanas or vices of a king that lead to his fall and ruin his country. The vices in his personal life are mainly four:

  1. Pāna - drinking
  2. Akṣa or dyuta - gambling
  3. Stri - sexual excesses
  4. Mṛgayā - hunting

Other Vyasanas

Some of the other defects are:

  1. Wrong policy decisions
  2. Harshness of speech
  3. Excessive use of force
  4. Mismanagement of financial resources
  5. Neglecting his duties and responsibilities

Vyasanas as per Kautilya

Kauṭilya[1] in his monumental work, the Arthaśāstra[2] discusses the topic of vyasana in great detail. Some of the natural disasters like agni,[3] durbhikṣa[4] and ativṛṣṭi[5] have also been listed as vyasanas.

There can be vyasanas or defects in other fields of the kingdom also such as:

  1. Amātyas - ministers
  2. Jana - people of the country
  3. Durga - fort
  4. Bala - armed forces
  5. Etc.


References

  1. He lived in 321 B. C.
  2. Arthaśāstra Chapter 8
  3. Agni means fire.
  4. Durbhikṣa means famine.
  5. Ativṛṣṭi means floods.
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore