Speaking the Truth
Fear and anxiety enter the mind of a liar, not a truthful man
Post by on Friday, September 10, 2021
Truth is a virtue. But it is difficult to be truthful. Ordinarily, by truthfulness we mean speaking truth. But one should be truthful in his words, his thought and his action. If he speaks truth and does the reverse, he is not honest.
We believe that there is reward in heaven for our noble deeds. Similarly we are given harsh punishment for our vices and misdeeds. Truthfulness is a means of getting reward from God. God is omniscient. He observes all our actions. To be truthful is to win the favour of God.
Truthfulness has a deeper impact upon our moral character. A truthful person is trusted in every work. He is respected everywhere. The character of a truthful person shines like gold.
In the Tretaya age, Lord Rama was truthful. As a Prince he was truthful to his mother's command. He respected his father's order and went to the forest for fourteen years by sacrificing the throne of Ayodhya to his younger brother Bharat. He acted truthfully. He even deserted his dear wife Sita being truthful to the impression of the common men in the kingdom.
In India Mohan Das Karam Chand Gandhi was a truthful man. He exercised love and non-violence against the British rulers and won freedom for our country. He not only spoke truth, but also acted truthfully. He wore Khadi and told people to wear it. He became upset when an Indians took recourse to violence. He himself adopted simple living and told others to follow it. A truthful person like Mahatma Gandhi is never disturbed by fear and anxiety. Fear and anxiety enter the mind of a liar, not a truthful man. His life and character become an example for others. He inspires others to be truthful.
(Author is a Student)