1. 211

    आर्यता पुरुषज्ञानं शौर्यं करुणवेदिता । स्थौललक्ष्यं च सततमुदासीनगुणौदयः ॥ २११ ॥

    Behaviour worthy of an Aryan, knowledge of men, bravery, a compassionate disposition, and great liberality are the virtues of a neutral (who may be courted).

  2. 212

    क्षेम्यां सस्यप्रदां नित्यं पशुवृद्धिकरीमपि । परित्यजेन्नृपो भूमिमात्मार्थमविचारयन् ॥ २१२ ॥

    Let the king, without hesitation, quit for his own sake even a country (which is) salubrious, fertile, and causing an increase of cattle.

  3. 213

    आपदर्थं धनं रक्षेद् दारान् रक्षेद् धनैरपि । आत्मानं सततं रक्षेद् दारैरपि धनैरपि ॥ २१३ ॥

    For times of need let him preserve his wealth; at the expense of his wealth let him preserve his wife; let him at all events preserve himself even by (giving up) his wife and his wealth.

  4. 214

    सह सर्वाः समुत्पन्नाः प्रसमीक्ष्यापदो भृशम् । संयुक्तांश्च वियुक्तांश्च सर्वोपायान् सृजेद् बुधः ॥ २१४ ॥

    A wise (king), seeing that all kinds of misfortunes violently assail him at the same time, should try all (the four) expedients, be it together or separately, (in order to save himself.)

  5. 215

    उपेतारमुपेयं च सर्वोपायांश्च कृत्स्नशः । एतत् त्रयं समाश्रित्य प्रयतेतार्थसिद्धये ॥ २१५ ॥

    On the person who employs the expedients, on the business to be accomplished, and on all the expedients collectively, on these three let him ponder and strive to accomplish his ends.