The Bhagavad Gita Quotes by Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa
For the cynic, the truth lies in the heart
Posted on Apr 27, in Chapter 04, Text 11 2 comments. Some people are inveterate cynics who ascribe the darkest motives to even the noblest actions. If God were just a product of imagination, then why would the ranks of believers include some of the wisest people throughout history — philosophers, artists and even scientists, people whose lives reveal them as neither gullible nor weak-minded? While cynics struggle to explain intelligibly the prevalence of belief even among the discerning, believers explain coherently based on Gita wisdom the disbelief of the cynics. God, Krishna, has given everyone free will.
Adi Shankarar’s View
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I recently came across two fantastic real life examples where the well-known advice columnist Emily Yoffe who goes by Prudie and whose columns appear weekly in Slate magazine was asked for advice about difficult problems and her answers were amazingly consistent with Sri Krishnas teachings in the Gita. I also came across an interesting article which another well-known sloka from the shaastras Satyam brooyaat priyam brooyaat that also deals with the topic of speaking the truth, when we should speak the truth, or if it should be speak the truth without any qualifications. One of these articles discusses Narendra Modi politics. Because of the topical. Happy reading. Satyam eva jayate, you say?
Please accept my humble obeisance. All glories to Srila Prabhupada. Never tell a lie. Once in the gurukul of Dronacharya, there was a lesson being taught on speaking truth. Guru Drona said to all Kauravas and Pandavas, "Always speak the truth. Everybody said more or less the same thing on their turn except prince Yudhisthira. But Yudhisthira said, "I am sorry respected guru!
Earlier I wrote about the views of the greatest philosopher Adi Shnakara and the Tamil poet Tiruvalluvar on lying. Both Shankara and Valluvar allow us to tell lies under certain circumstances See at the bottom of this article. It is said that if you tell lies under the following five circumstances, it is not considered a sin:. But the end justifies the means. So if anything leads to a good end or a beneficial effect, then lying is justified. A husband tells a small lie to his wife when he overpaid for the thing he got it for his wife such as flowers or sarees or gold ornaments.