posted on Oct, 19 2011 @ 12:59 AM
Ramayan AyodhyaKaand – Chapter 70 – Responsibilities of a King
Thus spoke Shri Rama to Bharat:
4. Do you ensure that Brahmin, Learned, Steadfast in dharm, radiant with ‘tapa’ Acharya of Ikshvaku clan (Vashisht) is well respected and cared
5. Do you ensure that mothers Kausalya, Sumitra and Kekayi are happy?
6. Do you ensure that Learned people, soldiers, servants, teachers, old people who are like parents, doctors, and brahmins are well cared for.
7. Do you ensure respect and comforts for Sudhanva who is expert of archery, politics and law.
8. Do you ensure your ministers are trustworthy, brave, knowledgeable of Veda, winners of ‘Indriya’, from established good families, capable of
acting on indication.
9. The ministers who are experts of shashtra (sciences), and who dutifully protect the state secrets are the reason of success of a king.
10. Do you ensure that you do not sleep too much. Do you get up in the last ‘prahar’ of night and reflect on how to ensure sound financial and
material conditions of your country.
(24 hour day is divided into 8 ‘prahar’ of 3 hours each. Night is divided into 4 ‘prahar’. Only 2nd and 3rd ‘prahar’ (total six hours)
are advised for sleeping, unless the person is sick. Young children can sleep a little more, but must get up by sunrise. Sleeping in daytime is
considered very bad and inauspicious for Arya.)
11. Do you not act on advice of a just one minister. Do you not take decisions in the assembly of many people. Do you ensure that your decisions are
not known to other countries before acting on.
(A king should take advice of many people, but take decisions in private, so that the decisions can be kept secret from other countries)
12. Do you ensure that other people (like ambassadors of other countries) are not able to understand your decisions by logic or method (trick) while
as you can do understand other’s intentions.
(This is about keeping state secrets, while spying on others. This is considered key to success of the emperor)
13. Do you ensure that a target, that can be achieved with little effort, is given priority?
(You have to wonder now about the wisdom of these ancient people. There is no technique of modern world that is not known to Shri Rama)