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The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa

Volume 2 - Books 4, 5, 6 and 7

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Language: English
Wordcount: 669,765 / 1943 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 64.9
LoC Category: BL
Downloads: 3,063
Added to site: 2005.03.27
mnybks.net#: 10097
Genre: Religion
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is engaged in doing anything (in respect of his servants) come forward pressing himself zealously before others, for even if the aggrieved be very poor, such conduct would still be inexcusable.[7] It behoveth no man to reveal to others any lie the king may have told inasmuch as the king bears ill will to those that report his falsehoods. Kings also always disregard persons that regard themselves as learned. No man should be proud thinking--I am brave, or, I am intelligent, but a person obtains the good graces of a king and enjoys the good things of life, by behaving agreeably to the wishes of the king. And, O Bharata, obtaining things agreeable, and wealth also which is so hard to acquire, a person should always do what is profitable as well as pleasant to the king. What man that is respected by the wise can even think of doing mischief to one whose ire is great impediment and whose favour is productive of mighty fruits? No one should move his lips, arms and thighs, before the king. A person should speak and

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