|The duties of the ruler are production
of wealth, conservation of resources, defence of the State and right expenditure. In a
good government these duties are well performed.
If the ruler is accessible and is not harsh
in speech, the State will attain fame.
If the king acts according to the law and
protects his people, he will be regarded as a god.
The law in ancient India was not made by
legislators, but was to be culled from the scriptures and established custom. The king was
also to obey the law.
The people will rest happy under the
umbrella of a prince who has the quality of listening to the advice of his ministers even
when it is unpleasant.