Fortunately he also realised, if children are getting off-track parents are responsible to get them back on track, through proper education and counselling. Immediately he remembered a wise man in his court Pandit Vishnusarma, one who is well versed in scriptures and intelligent enough to distinguish right and appropriate actions from the inappropriate ones. He summoned the Pandit to meet him in the royal chambers.
“Devoid of proper education, my children are always playful and going haywire. I request your good-self to set them on the path of right by educating them on the right way of living and conduct through Nitisahstra”. Accepting the King’s request Vishnusarma took the three princes along with him to the Gurukul.
On arriving at the Gurukul, he assembled them and said, ‘Children, I will tell some beautiful stories to you that are enjoyable. Apart from being enjoyablethey will also make you knowledgeable and intelligent.
– I will tell you the benefits of being friendly with others. This art is called as mitra-labham.
– I will also tell you how one can create differences between friends and make them weak. This art is called as mitra-bhedam.
– I will teach you, how we can win over two people, who are absolute strangers to each other, by creating differences between them? This is the art of vigraham
– I will tell you how one can benefit by aligning with someone stronger and powerful, rather than confronting. This is the art of sandhi