‘Satya’- the ‘truth’ – is like the Sun. It cannot be hidden or suppressed for long. Just as the darkness of the night or the heaviness of grey clouds, always succumb to the all illuminating light and glory of the Sun ; similarly, the most intricate web of lies, the most deceitful hoax can never really hide the truth. Like the Sun, the truth always emerges – for everyone to see.”
” Unfortunately, the world that we live in makes it easy for us to believe otherwise. More often than not, we come across people who use dishonest means to earn wealth and fame for themselves. As observers, it appears to us that their lying and scamming brings them loads of joy and happiness, which is a sharp deviant from the ancient wisdom, that has always stressed on the importance of living an honest and truthful life. Often one seems convinced that dishonesty ‘pays’ and that truth has ‘no buyers’! And so he lies ! Lies blatantly and shamelessly, through his teeth, without a flicker of remorse on his unrepentant face.”
“Yet, there are those among us who choose to live an honest life ; who always speak the truth ; admit to their mistakes ; pay their dues and taxes on time and always keep their promises. Why do they do this?
It is because they know deep within, that if they are dishonest with others, there is a possibility that they could get away with it ; but they cannot afford to be dishonest with themselves as there is no getting away from from their conscience !”
“The truth – ‘Satya’ – always stays in our hearts and minds. A voice – small but strong – reminds us, warns us – when we stray from a principled life. A voice that exists even among the greatest of thugs ; a voice – even if muffled by the numerous lies we tell ourselves – always speaks out defiantly, but honestly, within us, when we knowingly do something bad or wrong. It is this voice of ’satya’, that leaves no peace of mind for a dishonest man or woman. Its constant reprimands makes one feel disturbed and restless. As time passes, this voice becomes so loud, that even the greatest pleasures that money can buy, are unable to draw his mind away from the ‘asatya’ that had so easily been said by him. Ultimately, the person, on experiencing great disquiet and loss of mental peace, knowingly or unknowingly, reveals his true identity to the world, in order to get some respite from falsehood and deception. But, unfortunately, it is too late by then.The years of lying and deceit have already caused enough damage for a lifetime by then.”
” The repercussions of having spoken the untruth have to be faced in this world or the next. The so called joy and wealth accumulated, over a period of time, disappear in an instant. We see examples of this everyday ; of dishonest businessmen losing their properties and money overnight. Students who cheated their way through school and college, unabashedly, are unable to perform the simplest of jobs later on in life. The truth always emerges.”
“A life built on ‘asatya’ is like a building with a ‘weak’ foundation. No matter how beautifully painted and decorated it appears to be, it is bound to become rubble one day… ‘Apni zubaan se ‘asatya’ bol kar ussey maila na karein! Yaad rakho, ‘satya’ shareer se bhi aagey jata hai !’