Truthfulness is one of the countless virtues that a soul – the point of light residing inside this body of flesh and bones- possesses. Truth or being truthful makes the inner psyche/soul/consciousness dance in happiness.
What is the method to be truthful?
First, it is implicit that being honest towards oneself and others means to be truthful. It also encompasses other attitudes such as integrity, transparency, cooperation and many others. However, spiritually speaking, being truthful entails more work within the self. At the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University, the one Supreme Soul explains to His Children through the medium of Prajapita Brahma that if at one moment, we start accepting that which is false to be truth, we automatically step away from The Truth. In other words, if, instead of the Supreme Father, you accept (even in your thoughts),that any other soul or instrument of nature belongs to you, your intellect moves away from the Source. It will give wrong judgement, simply because it begins to accept wrong as right. No matter what any other soul tries to explain or rectify, things will not lead to the True Truth, but only towards your version of the truth. Such is the Power of Falsehood.
Nevertheless, the victory of falsehood is short-lived: “The Kingdom of falsehood is for a temporary period. The defeat of truth is short-lived and its victory if for all the time” (Avyakt Murli 24/09/1992).
The foundation of truth is purity. However much you try to portray yourself as a truthful being, but purity is lacking, the impact on others will not be effectively achieved. In order to harness the Power of Truth and Purity, it is crucial to know one’s True Form. I AM A SOUL. Many spiritual seekers did not know this True Form previously, this is why they were acting ignorantly through the glasses of ego, anger, greed, lust, jealousy, laziness, passivity etc… Now that you know you are the Child of God- a powerful point of vibrant light, similar to that of the Supreme Light. But you come on earth to play your role through the medium of bodies for 84 births during a cycle of 5000 years. You take birth and you leave the body and you take birth again. You have done scores of untold actions in each birth- some good (punya) and some sins (paap). And now that you have found your Father- the Destroyer of Sins again, you live and bask in the Truthful state of purifying yourself again and regaining to previous order. You are making yourself similar to the Perfection of God, because you are His Child.
You can only have the power of truth constantly when you have the awareness of the true form of yourself and the Father.
On a more subtle and deep page, some spiritual seekers who are vehement about living in the Truthful stage often demonstrate anger, irritation, condescending attitudes and forcefulness (stubbornness) when seeing Falsehood. To challenge that Falsehood seems to be right…but is is really? You are doing something good when you finish it, are you not? But, in order to finish Falsehood, you need the Power of Truth as shield. So are anger, force, arrogance signs of truth? If you feel angry upon seeing any situation of Falsehood, think: am I being Truthful by counteracting this in this way? Should you always feel the heat when someone lights the fire? Or can you remain heat-proof? Should you always get wet in the Ocean of Lies and Poison? Or can you remain waterproof?
Always remember, the sign of Truth is manners. If you are true and have the power of truth, you will never let go of your good conduct, royal and pure behaviour- no matter what. ” The sign of lack of manners if stubbornness and the sign of manners is humility.” To say ‘I am right and she is wrong’ is not a sign of humility.
Lastly, to exhibit Truthfulness in one’s demeanor is to work on one’s faith. To believe that we belong to God and that we have faith in the intellect to make to correct decision by following the pathway God has designed is the first step towards being truthful.