Satya

Published: 23.05.2005
Updated: 29.08.2012
Alias(es)
Satyam

Truth

truthful living, integrity

The second vow of the mahavrats (great vows)

  • Mahatma Gandhi's Salt Satyagraha

Truth is the symbol of straightforwardness. A sadhak who is simple and straightforward, does not accumulate filth. Telling an untruth stains the mind. A liar is always assailed by fear. To avoid a possible evil, he indulges in falsehood and when his falsehood is exposed. he becomes restless. Restlessness is productive of malice and the man loses his reputation. Fear, anger and duplicity cannot be separated from untruth. And wherever these tendencies grow, it is impossible for the mind to be pure. And in the absence of purity, the seed of dhyana does not sprout.

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