It is now fashionable to quote Chanakya’s wit in board rooms, meeting rooms, debate rooms, to exhibit borrowed information and show off intellect with the help of legacy. Nothing wrong in it as far as it is followed by speaker in his life. If it is not followed, words won’t create impact and the wit-verse becomes mere pastime.
If you say, you don’t just quote Chanakya but also follow his advice in life then you must follow his advices in totality.
Here is one of his advice for seeker, learner and leader.
“The underground water is pure. A wife loyal to her husband is chaste. A king dedicated to religion is always just and merciful; above all a celibate’s life is sacred forever.”
Selective reading, selective learning won’t help. Learn in totality.