Speaking Truth, directs to God Realization!
Always Speak Truth… The Mundaka Upanishad proclaims boldly: Satyameva Jayate – Truth alone triumphs, not untruth. This is because only by being honest with ourselves and with others, we can clean the dirt of the imperfections driven by ego clouding our minds; and when the mind is purified therefore, our soul can see your reflection clearly and realize his true self, your Divine Infinite Svarupa Samadhi or Moksha in.
On the other hand when we lie to ourselves and to others, then we immediately cloud our mind with egotistical impurities and thus devolve to a lower consciousness by getting enveloped in the darkness of falsehood. For this reason being truthful has always been emphasized by the sages of the Upanishads as the most important spiritual discipline.
And it was this very same teaching of the Mundaka Upanishad that Sri Ramakrishna underscored for his disciple Rakhal (Swami Brahmananda) in a very interesting incident. At the time this incident took place, Rakhal was still a young disciple under the tutorship of Sri Ramakrishna and had not yet attained to Nirvikalpa Samadhi or complete mergence with God. Hence Sri Ramakrishna was focused on pointing out the imperfections in his disciple’s nature, so that Rakhal could correct them and thus attain to the perfection of God-consciousness.
Satyameva Jayate – Truth Alone Leads to God – Sri Ramakrishna Teaches Rakhal
One day when Rakhal came to the room of Sri Ramakrishna, ten he said to him, “Rakhal, for some reason, I can not look at you I see a veil of ignorance that covers his face Tell me if you’ve done something wrong..?”
Rakhal was largely disturbed as. He struggled to remember what he had done wrong, but could not remember anything.
“Try to remember,” Sri Ramakrishna said, “if you told no falsehood.” Rakhal immediately recalled and admitted that he had recently said jokingly a lie to a friend.
Sri Ramakrishna forgave him and said: “Never do it again. To speak the truth always is the most important spiritual discipline. The virtue of truthfulness is most critical. If a man always speaks the truth, and tenaciously holds to the truth he will realize God, for God is Truth.”
Article Courtesy: Spiritual Bee