Note: This brief post is prompted by a wonderful post on Jyoti’s blog here
Truth has the power of a million splendid Suns and even more! In the beginning of his spiritual practice Gandhi used to say: God is truth(which is also known in Vedanta as Sat-chit-Ananda trio’s Sat-which means eternal) but when he matured he said: Truth is God as his preconceived notions about God faded one after another but what remained was Truth–touchstone for all his experiences and undertakings. Truth is our ticket out of this dimension and almost every children is taught to be truthful when she is young but as she grows up and observes the world around- she has to start learning to wear masks else it hurts. In the long run ticket is lost and she keeps wandering here waiting for another way out.
Truth isn’t what we feel is right out of the propositions of right and wrong but rather that which is eternal and uncaused–independent and in our behavior what we know to be according to the best of our knowledge towards ourselves and others. Truth is the easiest way in and the easiest way out.