Satya is reported to be language and thought in conformity with what’s been seen or inferred or heard on power. The address talked to express one’s own expertise to others should be not deceitful, nor wrong, nor uninformative. It’s for helping all beings that voiced. But that voiced to the injury of beings, even supposing it is what’s called truth, when the supreme purpose is just to injure beings, wouldn’t be truth [satya]. It’d be a wrong.”
Shankara says that truthfulness means saying what we’ve really come to understand is the truth-mainly through contact with sources whose reliability we’ve experienced for ourselves or through our own expertise. Who but the most intuitive could be sure they don’t talk any matter that is wrong?
“Untruthfulness in any sort puts us out of harmony with the fundamental law of Truth and creates a sort of mental and psychological tension which keeps us from harmonizing and tranquillizing our thoughts. Because it’s completely essential for the unfoldment of instinct truthfulness must be practiced by the sadhaka. There’s nothing which clouds the instinct and almost ceases its operation as much as untruthfulness in all its kinds,” says Taimni regarding the most private and practical feature of satya.
Seeing amounts it’s said that “figures don’t lie-but liars figure.” Equally heinous is the deliberate mix of truth and lies. Some liars tell lots of truth-but not all the truth. This is especially true in the manipulative efforts of faith, politics, and marketing.
There are many nonverbal forms of lying and some people’s whole life is a lie. So we must make sure our activities reveal the truth. Many folks claim to believe in God and religious principles, but don’t live so? Many individuals express and always affirm commitment and are betrayers?
Relations with others and truthfulness in all our talking is a fundamental part of truthfulness. It’s inexpressibly critical that his support is made by the yogi solely by means that is fair and true. Selling worthless or daft things, convincing folks they want them (or even selling them without convincing them), is a serious violation of truthfulness.
Attempting to compromise the truth, even a little, making the explanation that “everybody does it” isn’t valid. We can lie to others, to ourselves, and even to God; but we cannot lie to the cosmos. Karma, or the law of cause and effect, will respond to our own pain upon us.
It’s intriguing that Vyasa considers that true speech is educational. By that he means that true language is practical, useful, and rewarding. Grind out verbal trivia and to babble is, in addition, a kind of untruth, even if accurate in the sense of objectively true. Nor is ridiculous language to the increase of anyone. Occasionally additionally individuals lie by “snowing” us with a barrage of words meant to deflect us from our questions. And almost all of us who went to school recall the old game of padding out whatever we wrote, giving tons of form but little content in expectation of deceiving our teachers into believing that we were saying something rewarding and understood the area. This is one of the most successful companies of today, particularly in the marketing world.
Since satya is an expansion of ahimsa talking truth to the distress of others isn’t actually truth. By way of example, someone may be awful, but to say: “you’re awful” isn’t a merit. Our aim must never be to damage in any manner, but we must take note that there are some people that will accuse us of damaging them by our truthfulness and despise the truth in any sort. Such men particularly enjoy to tag any truth (or man) they dislike as “severe,” “inflexible,” “divisive,” “negative” “hateful,” and so on and on and on. We’d need to become liars or dishonest to placate them. So “damaging” or offending them is a result of truthfulness that we’ll need to live with. The bottom line is that truth “is that voiced for helping all beings.” For non-harm isn’t a passive quality, but the favorable nature of healing and restoration.
Quiet may also be a kind of untruth, especially in coping with the aforementioned truth-haters. For truth is just dangerous when “the supreme objective is just to injure beings.”
Unfortunately, it frequently is. So we must be certain that we don’t deceive under the guise of tactfulness or diplomacy.
Self deception, a favorite to some level with almost all of us, must be removed if we’d be truly true.
“So let one take care that his language is for the wellbeing of all.” (Shankara)