|A prince will be a lion among princes
whose State has an adequate army, whose people are industrious, whose country has ample
food resources, who has wise and vigilant ministers, who commands the friendship of
foreign princes, and whose forts are dependable. The prince who commands these six
essentials is a lion among rulers.
They are fit to rule that possess in
unfailing measure fearlessness, liberality, wisdom- and enthusiasm in action.
The necessary characteristics of a good
ruler are diligence, learning, and courage.
A good government never swerves from
dharma, it puts adharma out of the kingdom, and its military honour is unsullied.