Chanakya, through one of his principles, mentioned 5 things that can burn a man without fire. This article let us know what these things are and what they mean and what Chanakya is trying to convey through this.
Complaining to one’s wife, disrespecting one’s brothers and sisters, remaining in debt, serving an evil master, remaining poor, and living in the midst of the wicked and selfish, are all ideas that a man can burn without fire. Do you know how all these things can burn a man without fire..?
Living without wife
A husband-wife relationship is like two cycles of married life. If one of the wheels is broken or otherwise, the vehicle will not run for long. Even gentlemen cannot bear the separation of their wives for long. Chanakya says that his life without a wife would be like burning in fire.
Shame from siblings
In this world, after parents and spouse, the only person a person considers as his own are his brothers and sisters. He cannot bear it when that person is insulted by his brothers and sisters who know him as his life. To be insulted by brothers and sisters means to burn without fire. People can never forget the humiliation they received from their brothers and sisters.
A person in debt
A person who is burdened with debt is constantly suffering from the inability to repay the debt. Such a person feels like a burden all the time and for that person, this burden is burning without fire.
Serving an evil master
Chanakya says that if a person knows that the master whom he is serving in his life is evil or bad, to serve him again and again without leaving his company is like burning himself without fire. Such a person burns in the fire of self-indulgence.
Living among evil and selfish people
No one likes to live among the wicked and selfish. Every person wants to have the company of such people who love him more with a sincere and true heart. Chanakya says in his Chanakya Niti that living among the wicked and selfish is like burning without fire.
If poverty is written in one’s destiny, no one can change it. Living in poverty is like burning without fire. In such a situation, a person is unable to do anything but force himself to live in it.