March 21st, 2021 Sunday Morning Youth Session: Speaking Truth

In this Sunday Morning Youth session, Pujya Swamiji speaks about truthfulness as a value in our life. The scriptures claim, ‘Truth alone prevails, wins’.  This is what we have to discover in our life.  The simple meaning of truth is taken here as speaking truth.  But what does speaking truth involve is unfolded elaborately.  Speaking truth: does it mean I have to speak all the time?  No, but if you choose to speak, speak truth.  Secondly speak in a pleasant way which doesn’t hurt others.  Truth should not become violent.  Sometimes we do speak truth but are not sensitive to the feelings of others.  Truth is not bitter but sometimes bitterness in in our own mind, and it expresses in guise of truth. Third, truth is supposed to serve a purpose, overall good.

When we communicate with others we need to make sure our words do not hurt others, the feelings of others, are truthful, and for the overall benefit of others.  Now this requires Viveka.  I must think before I speak.  Speech is a great gift, but if not used properly can bring damage, lot of hurt, destruction.  So through our interactions we need to constantly be on guard for proper interpretation of speaking truth, and be watchful of what and how we speak, and in what circumstances we speak.

The youth and the seekers are encouraged to refer to the ‘Management Wisdom from Bhagavad Gītā’ by Pujya Swami Viditatmanandaji.  This reading will provide further clarity of understanding and interpreting the issues we face in our daily life, and will complement this Satsanga.

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