1. 16

    मन्त्रो विजयमूलं हि राज्ञां भवति राघव | सुसंवृतो मन्त्रधरैरमात्यैः शास्त्रकोविदैः || २-१००-१६

    Oh ! Bharata the well guarded advice of ministers, learned in scriptures and capable of proper counselling, is the root of victory for kings, specially when the advice is kept in confidence. [2-100-16]

  2. 17

    कच्चिन्निद्रावशं नैषीः कच्चित् कालेऽवबुध्यसे | कच्चिच्चापररात्रेषु चिन्तियस्यर्थनैपुणम् || २-१००-१७

    I trust you are not under the grip of sleep but wake up at appropriate times, I hope you always think of the means of judicious statecraft during the last part of the night. [2-100-17]

  3. 18

    कच्चिन्मन्त्रयसे नैकः कच्चिन्न बहुभिस्सह | कच्चित्ते मन्त्रितो मन्त्रो राष्ट्रं न परिधावति || २-१००-१८

    I hope you neither decide alone nor discuss with many. I trust a decision once made by you is not leaked in the kingdom. [2-100-18]

  4. 19

    कच्चिदर्थं विनिश्चित्य लघुमूलं महोदयम् | क्षिप्रमारभसे कर्तुं न दीर्घयसि राघव || २-१००-१९

    Oh ! Bharata, having determined on an endeavour involving a little effort and yielding great results, I trust you commence to execute it quickly without procrastination? [2-100-19]

  5. 20

    कच्चित्तु सुकृतान्येव कृतरूपाणि वा पुनः | विदुस्ते सर्वकार्याणि न कर्तव्यानि पार्थिवाः || २-१००-२०

    I trust, other kings come to know of your endeavours only when your endeavours suceed or about to succeed. I hope, efforts intended to be made in future are not revealed to them beforehand. [2-100-20]