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Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.45.34
dharmān nyāya-pathāḿs tathā
tathā cānvīkṣikīḿ vidyāḿ
rāja-nītiḿ ca ṣaḍ-vidhām
sa-rahasyam — along with its confidential portion; dhanuḥ-vedam — the science of military weapons; dharmān — the doctrines of human law; nyāya — of logic; pathān — the methods; tathā — also; tathā ca — and similarly; ānsīkṣikīm — of philosophical debate; vidyām — the branch of knowledge; rāja-nītim — political science; ca — and; ṣaṭ-vidhām — in six aspects.
He also taught Them the Dhanur-veda, with its most confidential secrets; the standard books of law; the methods of logical reasoning and philosophical debate; and the sixfold science of politics.
Śrīla Śrīdhara Svāmī explains that the confidential portion of the Dhanur-veda, military science, includes knowledge of the appropriate mantras and presiding deities of warfare. Dharmān refers to the Manu-saḿhitā and other standard lawbooks (dharma-śāstras). Nyāya-pathān refers to the doctrine of Karma-mīmāḿsā and other such theories. Ānvīkṣikīm is knowledge of the techniques of logical argument (tarka). The sixfold political science is quite pragmatic and includes (1) sandhi, making peace; (2) vigraha, war; (3) yāna, marching; (4) āsana, sitting tight; (5) dvaidha, dividing one's forces; and (6) saḿśaya, seeking the protection of a more powerful ruler.
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