This posting is about the need to maintain a code of conduct in speaking. Most importantly, Bhagawan highlights the need to speak the Truth. There are five Discourse excerpts presented in this posting. These have been selected from the Discourses given by Bhagawan Baba in the years 1995 and 1996.
|Truth is the Life of our Word|
Students! The value that the ‘Word’ has, even a note (currency note) does not have. There are two types of notes. One is a currency note and the other is a promissory note. If these notes do not possess the characteristics that they ought to, they would be of no use. Truth is the life for the Word, the army is the life for a fort. The life for a note is the signature on it. If we forget this essence of the spoken Word, it would amount to forgetting humanity itself.
|Always Speak the Truth|
For example, if we hear one of our associates, say Mr. X criticizing Mr. Y and speaking very badly about him, we need not take pleasure in sharing this truth with Mr. Y and causing pain to him, unless there is a specific need to do so. Another example could be when we hear about the death of say, the mother of one of our close friends, how would we break the news to him? Would we go to him straight and yell out the truth that his mother is no more? Or would we break the news in a delicate manner?
After reading and hearing the clips, try answering these questions: