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The king is ruined by counsellors bad,

an ascetic by his company,

a child by being gorged and spoilt,

a priest by lack of learning,

the family by wicked offspring,

character by serving villains,

shame and modesty by drink,

husbandry by carelessness,

affection by living away,

friendship by absence of trust,

prosperity by policies bad,

and wealth by prodigality.

– Bhartrihari

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