Tackling Poverty – A Lesson from Ancient India – Blog Action Day Special

 

The taxes that he [king Dilipa] collected were all given back to the people, just as the sun draws water from the earth only to give it back, a thousand times over.

प्रजानामॆव भूत्यर्थं स ताभ्यो बलिमग्रहीत् /  सहस्रगुणमुत्स्रष्टुम् आदत्ते हि रसं रविः //

prajAnAmEva bhUthyarTHam sa thAbhyO balimagrahIth /  sahasraguNamuthsraSHtum AdhaththE hi rasam ravihi //

 [The verse is from Kalidasa’s Raghuvamsha.  Dilipa ruled Bharatavarsha – approximately the area that is today India – around 5000 BCE or earlier.  If only the governments of the nations of the world would emulate Dilipa, the earth can be free from poverty.]

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