The Truth about Lying

The hypocrisy and duplicity of others screams out to us, but if we’re honest, such imperfections also exist within us. The great saint Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur once said: “When faults in others misguide and delude you, have patience, introspect – find faults in yourself. Know that others cannot harm you unless you harm yourself.

Reflect on the last week and try to identify a situation in which you:

Said something untrue:

Purposely witheld information to misguide others:

Exaggerated a truth so it ended up a lie:

Avoided speaking the truth when you could have:

Can you think of the three main reasons why you lie and how can you overcome those factors?

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