śatakatrayam 1.33: daurmantrayānnṛpatirvinaśyati (bad counsel ruins a king)

by Jahnabi Barooah

दौर्मन्त्र्यान्नृपतिर्विनश्यति यति: सङ्गात्सुतो लालना-
द्विप्रो ऽनध्ययनात्कुलं कुतनयाच्छीलं खलोपासनात्।
ह्रीर्मद्यादनवेक्षणादपि कृषि: स्नेह: प्रवासाश्रया-
न्मैत्री चाप्रणयात्समृद्धिरनयात्त्यागात्प्रमादाद्धनम्।।३३।।
नीतिशतके

bad counsel ruins a king,
companionship ruins an ascetic,
mollycoddling ruins a child,
neglecting studies ruins a brahmin,
a reprobate son ruins a family,
camaraderie with evil ones destroys character,
drunkenness ruins modesty,
inattention ruins the harvest,
distance ruins love for dear ones,
lack of affection ruins friendship,
careless management ruins prosperity,
endless gifts and recklessness ruin wealth. ||33||
nītiśataka

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