Chanakya Neeti 7: Sita had to suffer because of her excessive beauty, Ravan had to die because of his excessive arrogance, Bali was ruined because of his excessive charitable nature, so shun excess.
Another million dollar suggestion! Now, if you don’t know the stories Ravana was smitten by Sita’s beauty, that is why he kidnapped her and that as expected ruined her life beyond repair, Bali was a king who never said no to anyone, so, Lord Vishnu came to him disguised as a dwarf and begged him for the land he could walk in three steps, Bali granted his wish and Lord Vishnu took his actual form, placed first step on earth, second on underworld and third on heaven…that meant Bali’s entire kingdom! Ravana was too arrogant to listen to others, and arrogant enough to kidnap another man’s wife, though he was once a very pious man his arrogance ultimately resulted in his death.
These examples work in every sphere of life, too much of good either makes it lose its value or its goodness, so one should know when to stop.
Chanakya was the mentor, guide and prime minister of Emperor Chandragupta Maurya. His words were very wise when it came to explaining human nature and ways of actual world.
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