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Wisdom Classification: Commandment 5 (TRUTHFULNESS)


"Be truthful. Take miseries as Divine Blessings for your own good and be thankful."

Sayings of Pujya Babuji Maharaj:

♦ The mystery of the problem will be clear if we look into the origin of miseries. (BWS 197)

♦ Constant brooding over our own afflictions increases our worries. (SS 422)

♦ Total absence of sufferings and miseries in life is, however, impossible and unnatural. (BWS 198)

♦ One who is born in this world is sure to taste miseries. (SS 435)

♦ To put up coolly with miseries and troubles contributes much to our betterment; hence they are valuable assets to our progress. (BWS 199

♦ We are benefited by the disease also which takes along with it the vicious ‘Samskaras’. All is the play of His love. (SDG 121)

♦ Really, that(Worry) is a great Justice and favour for humanity from divinity. (SDG 37)

♦ Impressions remain on our causal body so long as they are not wiped off through the process of ‘Bhog’. (BWS 196)

♦ We cultivate a habit of truthfulness so that our actions and dealings may be in consonance with the state 'It is as it is'. (BWS 155)

♦ When impure ‘Samskaras’ come into 'Bhog', the eyes of the creator are towards us. (SDG 121)

♦ Really speaking, the difficulties are the operations of Nature for our good. (SDG 65)

♦ The abhyasi should always look to the bright side of the picture and should not,at any rate, submit himself to the feeling of despondency which is a great obstacle in the path. (SS 274)

♦ Suffering is the root and results are flowers which every associate should strive hard to have. (SDG 65)

Inspirational Quotes from Various Sources:

♦ When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants, and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible, but in the end they always fall, always.

- Mahatma Gandhi

♦ What we call failure is not the falling down, but the staying down

♦ To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live gratitude is to touch Heaven.

- Johannes A. Gaertner

♦ Adversities are good friends; they come together.

- Sri K. C. Narayana

♦ Five stages of grief; denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance.

- Sri K. C. Narayana

♦ If you would swim on the bosom of the ocean of Truth, you must reduce yourself to a zero.

- Mahatma Gandhi

♦ Beyond the safety of the intellect, beyond the judgment of the labels we apply and the roles we play, beyond the limiting beliefs that create our reality, is truth, in the whisper of the wind, in the song of the birds, in the dawn of a new day, forever in our own hearts. When the thought in our minds is the song in our heart, we will see what we believe."

- Anonymous.

♦ "Belief in truth begins with doubting all that has hitherto been believed to be true."

- Friedrich Nietzsche

♦ "Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth."

- Buddha.

♦ Form is suffering. The cause and condition for the arising of form is also suffering. As form has originated from what is suffering, how could it be happiness?

♦ It is said that there are only two tragedies in life: not getting what one wants, and getting it.

- Bhanta Henepola Gunaratana.

♦ A king asked a sage to explain the Truth. In response the sage asked the king how he would convey the taste of a mango to someone who had never eaten anything sweet. No matter how hard the king tried, he could not adequately describe the flavor of the fruit, and, in frustration, he demanded of the sage "Tell me then, how would you describe it?" The sage picked up a mango and handed it to the king saying "This is very sweet. Try eating it!"

- Hindu Teaching Story.

♦ Man cannot remake himself without suffering, for he is both the marble and the sculptor.

- Alexis Carrel

♦ Love truth, but pardon error. (Pardon/Forgiveness)

- Voltaire

♦ Truth does not become more true by virtue of the fact that the entire world agrees with it, nor less so even if the whole world disagrees with it.

- Maimonides

♦ One should not promise a child something, and then not give it to him, because as a result, the child will learn to lie.

- Babylonian Talmud

♦ Teach your tongue to say, "I do not know," lest you be led to lie.

- Babylonian Talmud, "Berakhot 4a"

♦ Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.

- Henry J. Kaiser

♦ Human fallibility being what it is, victory and truth do not always go together. Therefore, if you have to always win, you can't always be true.

- Rebbe Nachman

♦ "The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth."

- Niels Bohr

♦ Anne Besant: I asked no other epitaph on my tomb but that 'she tried to follow truth'."

♦ Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.

- Ambrose Redmoon

♦ It is better to be a lion for a day than a sheep all your life

♦ He who loses wealth loses much; he who loses a friend loses more; but he who loses his courage loses all.

- Miguel de Cervantes

♦ Courage is fear that has said its prayers.

- Karl Barth

♦ A head of gray hairs
Doesn't mean one's an elder.
Advanced in years,
One's called an old fool.
But one in whom there is
Truth, restraint,
Rectitude, gentleness,
He's called an elder,
His impurities disgorged,

- Dhammapada, 19