|All dharma and all the codes of teachers are ultimately dependent on
the king's good government.
The world lies at the
feet of the king who rules with benevolent regard for his people.
Kudithazhiyi denotes great living concern for the people
and government in accordance with their just wishes.
It is not the strength of arms that gives success to the
king, but his rule and its uprightness.
The king will fall and destroy himself who is not easy of
access or does not give the fullest consideration to representations made to him or does
not follow established procedure and decide justly.
It is not matter for blame, but the office and duty of a
king, who should protect his subjects against external foes and look after their welfare,
to be severe with those that ate found to offend against the law.
Capital punishment for grievous offences is like the
weeding of fields, necessary for the protection of the crops.