Have faith that truth will save you in the long run; stick to it, regardless of what might befall. For if you are truthful, no sense of guilt will gnaw your inside and cause pain. It is cowardice that makes you hide the truth; it is hatred that sharpens the edge of falsehood. Be bold, and there is no need for a lie. Be full of love, and there is no need for subterfuge. The easiest habit is speaking the truth, with honesty; for, if you start telling lies, you will have to keep count of them and remember how many you have told and to whom, and be always on the alert not to contradict one lie with another. Love a person, then there will be no need to deceive with a lie. Love saves a good deal of bother.

Sri Sathya Sai Baba


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