Are you honest?
Are you telling lie?
If you are actually telling lie, do you face challenging to cover your lie?
You need to create story after story, sometime, you yourself might also forget or confuse about what is the true…
Do you experience the stress, fear, worry as others might discover you are lying?
Are you free when you tell lie?
Do you enjoy peace of life when you tell lie?
There is a great teaching from Buddha to his son Rahula…
Enjoy the profound teaching…
“Rahula, do you see the small amount of water in this pot?”
“Even so, little is the training of those who have no shame at intentional lying.”
When we are lying, our trustworthy is decreasing….
The Buddha then threw the water away and said: “Do you see this small amount of water that I have thrown away?”
“Even so, Rahula, thrown away is the training of those who have no shame at intentional lying.”
When we are continue to tell lie, our trustworthy is similar to the water being throw away, nothing left..
The Buddha then turned the pot over and said: “Do you see this pot that has been turned over?”
“Even so, turned over is the training of those who have no shame at intentional lying.”
If we are not following right speech, our life will be up side down…
The Buddha then turned the pot upright again and said: “Do you see this pot now empty and void?”
“Even so, Rahula, empty and void is the training of those who have no shame at intentional lying.”
The Buddha then impressed upon his son the importance of speaking the truth.
“Rahula, for anyone who has no shame at intentional lying, there is no evil that person cannot do. Therefore, you should train yourself like this: ‘I will not tell a lie, not even in jest.'”
Having explained what has to be done, the Buddha went on to explain to Rahula how it could be done.
“What do you think about this, Rahula? What is the purpose of a mirror?”
“The purpose of a mirror is to look at yourself.”
“Even so, Rahula, one should act with body, speech or mind only after first looking at oneself. Before acting with body, speech or mind, one should think: ‘What I am about to do, will it harm me or others?’
If you can answer: ‘Yes, it will,’ then you should not act.
But if you can answer: ‘No, it will not,’ then you should act.
You should reflect in the same way while acting and after having acted.
Therefore, Rahula, you should train yourself thinking: ‘We will act only after repeatedly looking at ourselves, only after reflecting on ourselves.'”
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May you give right speech and tell the truth!