23 Mar Q&A on ‘Yamas’
Check this out on Chirbit Q. May we say the truth even if our truth might hurt others? Smt. H: Truth is something which is seeing things as they are and conveying them as they are. If things are like this, it can never hurt others. But if we bring emotion into it, it hurts others. Suppose my mother has cancer and I have to tell her and if I speak truth, it may hurt her. But if I say blankly, that they say it is a cancer, still more tests are going on and whatever it is, we will do the needful. Then it may not disturb her. But if I start crying and get disturbed and say ‘What will happen to me after you go’ and all that, then that would hurt too much. So unfortunately, these emotions create the whole problem. Truth as it is, is very clinical, very simple, straight forward and we should be speaking truth. Q. Sometimes it takes a long time for the truth to uphold. How to keep patience till then?