To Honour One’s Debts With A Few Pieces Of Gold

This is an article in IE about the former PM who passed away recently. It talks about how the gold of the country was mortgaged to ensure that a default didn’t occur and the courage the former PM displayed in taking this action.

Here is the link to the IE article.


1 Response to “To Honour One’s Debts With A Few Pieces Of Gold”

  1. 1 kris July 19, 2007 at 4:25 am

    Great post! The shameless dynasty politics of our country did not let such leaders with vision, fortitude and righteousness to flourish.

    The excerpt below is taken from the article –
    “To honour one’s debts is something enjoined on us by our ancients as a dharma. We even have a saying that if we welsh in this life, we will get caught with having to pay it back in the next. The Sanskrit word ‘runa’ refers to something that sticks to you. In honouring the debts incurred by previous administrations, Chandra Shekhar’s team was being faithful to their rajdharma. As we all know, good ethical behaviour is usually tied up in the long run with good material outcomes. (Where dharma reigns can artha be far behind?)”

    To all those who are salivating at blackmailing their way to wealth using legal terrorism, this excerpt should be an eye opener.


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