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Honesty


African Traditional Religions

A MAN MUST HONESTLY PERFORM ALL THE DUTIES incumbent on relationship…
~Yoruba-Speaking Peoples
http://www.sacred-texts.com/afr/yor/yor10.htm

Let us act as befits the dignity which we claim for ourselves as Africans, proud of our own special qualities, distinctions, and abilities. We must speak out on major issues, COURAGEOUSLY, OPENLY AND HONESTLY, and in blunt terms of right and wrong.
~The Wisdom of Rastafari

http://www.sacred-texts.com/afr/rasta/wisdom.htm

Forward to the King of Kings to learn His code of Laws from the mount demanding absolute Love, Purity, Honesty, and Truthfulness. Forward to the King of Kings to learn His Laws and social order, so that virtue will eventually gain the victory over body and soul and that TRUTH WILL DRIVE AWAY FALSEHOOD AND FRAUD.
~The Promised Key
http://www.sacred-texts.com/afr/tpk/tpk03.htm

BE THOU PUNCTUAL, HONEST AND TRUTHFUL that ye gain favor in the sight of the Lord your God, and that your pathway be prosperous.
~The Holy Piby

http://www.sacred-texts.com/afr/piby/piby08.htm

 Baha’i Faith

Be discerning, then, and SPEAK YE THE TRUTH, the very truth, if ye claim to be HONEST AND HIGH-MINDED.
~ Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá'u'lláh
http://www.ibiblio.org/Bahai/Texts/EN/GWB/GWB-121.html

As GOD IS LOYAL AND TRUTHFUL, man must show forth the same attributes in the human world.

~ The Promulgation of Universal Peace
http://www.ibiblio.org/Bahai/Texts/EN/PUP/PUP-120.html

We should at all times manifest our truthfulness and sincerity, nay rather, we must be constant in our faithfulness and trustworthiness, and occupy ourselves in offering prayers for the good of all.

~ Selections from the Writings of `Abdu'l-Bahá
http://www.ibiblio.org/Bahai/Texts/EN/SAB/SAB-225.html

FAIR SPEECH AND TRUTHFULNESS, by reason of their lofty rank and position, are regarded as a SUN SHINING ABOVE THE HORIZON OF KNOWLEDGE.

~ Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh Revealed After the Kitáb-i-Aqdas
http://www.ibiblio.org/Bahai/Texts/EN/TB/TB-3.html

To be so faithful and sincere in all your actions that every member may be known as embodying the qualities of HONESTY, LOVE, FAITH, KINDNESS, GENEROSITY, AND COURAGE.

~ Paris Talks
http://www.ibiblio.org/Bahai/Texts/EN/PT/PT-24.html


 IT IS INCUMBENT UPON EVERYONE TO SHOW THE UTMOST LOVE, rectitude of conduct, STRAIGHTFORWARDNESS AND SINCERE KINDLINESS unto all the peoples and kindreds of the world, be they friends or strangers.
~ Bahá'í World Faith
http://www.ibiblio.org/Bahai/Texts/EN/BWF/BWF-129.html

They must cleanse their hearts from even the slightest trace of hatred and spite, and they must set about being TRUTHFUL AND HONEST, CONCILIATORY AND LOVING TO ALL HUMANKIND.

~ Selections from the Writings of `Abdu'l-Bahá
http://www.ibiblio.org/Bahai/Texts/EN/SAB/SAB-200.html

LET YOUR EYE BE CHASTE, YOUR HAND FAITHFUL, YOUR TONGUE TRUTHFUL AND YOUR HEART ENLIGHTENED.

~ Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh revealed after the Kitáb-i-Aqdas
http://www.ibiblio.org/Bahai/Texts/EN/TB/TB-8.html

Buddhism

Overcome the angry by non-anger; overcome the wicked by goodness; overcome the miser by generosity; OVERCOME THE LIAR BY TRUTH.
~ Dhammapada
http://www.ishwar.com/buddhism/holy_dhammapada/section17.html

SPEAK THE TRUTH; yield not to anger; when asked, give even if you only have a little.

~ Dhammapada
http://www.ishwar.com/buddhism/holy_dhammapada/section17.html

One in whom there is truthfulness, virtue, inoffensiveness, restraint and self-mastery, who is free from defilements and wise - he is truly called an Elder.

~ Dhammapada
http://www.ishwar.com/buddhism/holy_dhammapada/section19.html

THE LIAR GOES TO THE STATE OF WOE; also one who, having done (wrong), says, "I did not do it." People of base actions both, on departing they share the same destiny in the other world.

~ Dhammapada
http://www.ishwar.com/buddhism/holy_dhammapada/section22.html

For liars who have violated the one law (of truthfulness), who hold in scorn the hereafter, there is no evil that they cannot do.

~ Dhammapada
http://www.ishwar.com/buddhism/holy_dhammapada/section13.html

Christianity

And my honesty will testify for me in the future, whenever you check on the wages you have paid me.
~ Holy Bible

Judge me, O LORD, according to my righteousness, according to my integrity, O Most High.

~ Holy Bible

May integrity and uprightness protect me, because my hope is in you.

~ Holy Bible

 

Confucianism

The Master said, "A youth, when at home, should be filial, and, abroad, respectful to his elders. He should BE EARNEST AND TRUTHFUL. He should overflow in love to all, and cultivate the friendship of the good.”
~ The Confucian Analects
http://www.ishwar.com/confucianism/holy_confucian_analects/book_01.html

學而第一  6.子曰:「弟子入則孝,出則弟,謹而信,汎愛眾,而親仁。行有餘力,則以學文。」
http://www.amtbtc.org.tw/lun/LunYu_all.htm

The Master said, "I do not know how a man without truthfulness is to get on.”

~ The Confucian Analects
Holy Confucian Analects (Chinese): Book 2 - Wei Chang
http://www.ishwar.com/confucianism/holy_confucian_analects/book_02.html

為政第二  22.子曰:「人而無信,不知其可也。大車無輗,小車無軏,其何以行之哉?」
http://www.amtbtc.org.tw/lun/LunYu_all.htm

There were four things which the Master taught: letters, ethics, devotion of soul, and truthfulness.

~ The Confucian Analects

Holy Confucian Analects (Chinese): Book 6 - Yung Yey
http://www.ishwar.com/confucianism/holy_confucian_analects/book_06.html

述而第七  25.子以四教:文,行,忠,信。
http://www.amtbtc.org.tw/lun/LunYu_all.htm

The Master said, "LET HIS WORDS BE SINCERE AND TRUTHFUL and his actions honorable and careful; such conduct may be practiced among the rude tribes of the South or the North. If his words be not sincere and truthful and his actions not honorable and careful will he, with such conduct, be appreciated, even in his neighborhood?

~ The Confucian Analects
Holy Confucian Analects (Chinese): Book 16 - Ke She
http://www.ishwar.com/confucianism/holy_confucian_analects/book_16.html

衛靈公第十五  6.子張問行。子曰:「言忠信,行篤敬,雖蠻貊之邦行矣;言不忠信,行不篤敬,雖州里行乎哉?
http://www.amtbtc.org.tw/lun/LunYu_all.htm

Confucius said, "There are three friendships which are advantageous, and three which are injurious. Friendship with the upright; friendship with the sincere; and friendship with the man of much observation: these are advantageous. Friendship with the man of specious airs; friendship with the insinuatingly soft; and friendship with the glib-tongued: these are injurious."

~ The Confucian Analects
Holy Confucian Analects (Chinese): Book 18 - Wei Tsze
http://www.ishwar.com/confucianism/holy_confucian_analects/book_18.html

季氏第十六  4.孔子曰:「益者三友,損者三友。友直,友諒,友多聞,益矣。友便辟,友善柔,友便佞,損矣。」
http://www.amtbtc.org.tw/lun/LunYu_all.htm

Essenes

And TRUTHFULNESS IN THOUGHT, WORD AND DEED
Will place the soul of the faithful man
In the ENDLESS LIGHT OF ETERNAL LIFE.
~ The Essene Gosel of Peace
http://www.essene.com/GospelOfPeace/peace3.html

WE TRUST IN VANITY, AND SPEAK LIES;

OUR FEET RUN TO EVIL,
Wasting and destruction are in our paths.
~ The Essene Gosel of Peace
http://www.essene.com/GospelOfPeace/peace3.html

THE TRUTH IS BORN OUT OF THE SPRING OF LIGHT, falsehood from the well of darkness. The dominion of all the children of truth is in the HANDS OF THE ANGELS OF LIGHT SO THAT THEY MAY WALK IN THE WAYS OF LIGHT.

~ The Essene Gosel of Peace
http://www.essene.com/GospelOfPeace/peace4.html

Hinduism

Gift, sacrifice, respect for the wise, study of the Vedas, and honesty, these, O king, constitute the HIGHEST VIRTUE AND ARE EFFICACIOUS BOTH HERE AND HEREAFTER.
~ Mahabharata
http://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/m03/m03033.htm

The sage who would bring his mind into a fit state for the performance of devout contemplation must be devoid of desire, and observe invariably continence, compassion, truth, honesty, and disinterestedness.

~ The Vishnu Purana
http://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/vp/vp162.htm

ALL JEWELS APPROACH HIM WHO IS CONFIRMED IN HONESTY.

~ The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
http://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/yogasutr.htm

Thou shouldst employ only such ministers as have passed the tests of honesty, (i.e., as are possessed of loyalty, disinterestedness, continence, and courage), as are hereditary officers of state.

~ Mahabharata
http://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/m15/m15005.htm

One that is honest should be treated with honesty.

~ Mahabharata
http://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/m12/m12a108.htm

He succeeds in obtaining happiness who practices abstention from injuring (others), truthfulness of speech, honesty towards all creatures, and forgiveness, and who is never heedless.

~ Mahabharata
http://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/m12/m12b042.htm

That king who is of righteous behavior and who is observant of honesty and integrity, succeeds by his acts of sincerity in ACQUIRING EVERY VALUABLE REWARD.

~ Mahabharata
http://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/m13/m13a032.htm

Those cognizant with virtue and morals have said that TRUTH AND HONESTY ARE THE HIGHEST VIRTUES. Virtue that is eternal is difficult of being understood. But whatever it is, it is based on truth.

~ Mahabharata
http://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/m03/m03205.htm

By TRUTHFULNESS, indeed, by penance, right knowledge, and abstinence must that Self be gained; the Self whom spotless anchorites gain is PURE, and like a LIGHT WITHIN THE BODY.

~ The Upanishads
http://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/sbe15/sbe15020.htm

The Commandments are these: non-injury, TRUTHFULNESS, abstaining from stealing, from impurity, from covetousness.

~ The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
http://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/ysp/ysp04.htm

 When he is perfected in truth, all acts and their fruits depend on him.

~ The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
http://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/ysp/ysp04.htm

 I consider A SUDRA (a member of the lowest or worker Hindu caste) WHO IS ALWAYS ADORNED WITH THESE VIRTUES - RIGHTEOUSNESS, SELF-RESTRAINT, AND TRUTHFULNESS - AS A BRAHMANA.

Brahmana is a member of a cultural and social elite.

~ Mahabharata
http://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/m03/m03215.htm

By adhering to TRUTHFULNESS of speech, one acquires the GIFT OF ELOQUENCE AND COMES TO BE HONORED IN HEAVEN.
~ Mahabharata
http://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/m12/m12c059.htm

The body is cleansed by water, the internal organ is purified by truthfulness, the individual soul by sacred learning and austerities, the intellect by (true) knowledge.

~ The Laws of Manu
http://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/manu/manu05.htm

These four legs of powerful religion are truthfulness, mercy, austerity and charity.

~ Srimad Bhagavatam
http://vedabase.net/sb/12/3/18/

One should rigidly control his mind, speech and bodily activities, ALWAYS SPEAK THE TRUTH, and bring the mind and senses under full control.

~ Srimad Bhagavatam
http://vedabase.net/sb/11/3/26/

 LET HIM SAY WHAT IS TRUE, let him say what is pleasing, let him utter no disagreeable truth, and let him utter no agreeable falsehood; THAT IS THE ETERNAL LAW.

~ Laws of Manu
http://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/manu/manu04.htm

LET YOUR CONDUCT BE MARKED BY TRUTHFULNESS IN WORD, DEED, AND THOUGHT.

~ Taittiriya Upanishad
http://peaceseeds.elysiumgates.com/honesty.html

Hòa Hảo Buddhism

Practice speaking honestly, to speak only the truth; PUT AN END TO ALL DECEITFULNESS. In any discussion, you must be forthright and truthful in your statements. 
~ Prophecy to Expound the Dharma

Hãy tập lời nói mình cho chân chính, đúng với sự thật; hãy bỏ hết những xảo ngôn tráo chác... Phàm những khi bàn luận việc chi phải nói tỏ tường ngay thẳng.
~ Sấm Giảng Giáo Lý

The worst sin of all sins created by speech is a double-tongue, which is the cause of all misunderstandings, arguments, resentments and hatred... To avoid these mishaps, you must BE HONEST AND TRUTHFUL IN YOUR SPEECH.

~ The Complete Book of Prophecies to Expound Poetry and Literature

Đứng đầu các tội ác do miệng lưỡi gây ra, ác lưỡng thiệt này đã làm duyên cớ cho những sự hiểu lầm nhau, những sự cải vã, gây gỗ sanh oán sanh thù... Để giải trừ nhũng tai vạ ấy, phải giữ cho lời nói mình được thành thật, chánh đáng.
~ Sấm Giảng thi Văn Toàn Bộ, Luận về Tam Nghiệp

Forbidden also is untruthful speech

All kinds of false details are added.
Because of your hatred, you fabricate facts

Because of your love, you justify his bad deeds
Life is unfair, few mend their ways.
Because of your untruthfulness, the subordinates disrespect
I advise humanity to uphold justice.
LIVE LIFE BY HONEST LIVING AND HONEST SPEECH.
~ The Complete Book of Prophecies to Expound Poetry and Literature, Encouraging Goodness

Ác vọng ngữ thứ tư cũng cấm,
Nói thêm thừa huyễn hoặc đủ điều.
Ghét người thì kiếm chuyện dệt thêu,
Thương viện lẻ thấp cao bào chữa,
Đời bất công mấy ai xem sửa.
Trên điêu ngoa dưới chẳng phục tòng,
Khuyên nhơn sanh lấy lẻ chí công.
Mà ăn ở nói năng chơn chất.
~Sấm Giảng thi Văn Toàn Bộ, Khuyến Thiện

International Society of Krishna Consciousness

Peacefulness, self-control, austerity, purity, tolerance, HONESTY, knowledge, wisdom and religiousness - these are the natural qualities by which the brahmanas work.

Brahmana is a member of a cultural and social elite.

~ Bhagavad Gita
http://www.iskcon.com/books/bg/bg.php?ch=18#42

The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: Fearlessness; purification of one's existence; cultivation of spiritual knowledge; charity; self-control;…TRUTHFULNESS…compassion for all living entities; freedom from covetousness; gentleness; modesty… - these transcendental qualities, O son of Bharata, belong to GODLY MEN ENDOWED WITH DIVINE NATURE.

~ Bhagavad Gita
http://www.iskcon.com/books/bg/bg.php?ch=16#1-3

Austerity of speech consists in speaking words that are truthful, pleasing, beneficial, and not agitating to others, and also in regularly reciting Vedic literature.

~ Bhagavad Gita
http://www.iskcon.com/books/bg/bg.php?ch=17#15

One should CULTIVATE SUCH GOOD QUALITIES AS NONVIOLENCE, TRUTHFULNESS, CLEANLINESS, COMPASSION, AND FAITH.

~ Narada Bhakti Sutra
http://vedabase.net/nbs/78/en

Devotional service is the most precious possession of a person who honestly uses his mind, body, and words.

~ Narada Bhakti Sutra
http://vedabase.net/nbs/81/en

Islam

Fain would they deceive Allah and those who believe, but they only deceive themselves, and realize (it) not!
~ Holy Qur’an
http://www.ishwar.com/islam/holy_quran/sura002.html

FOR IN ALLAH'S SIGHT ARE (ALL) HIS SERVANTS, - (Namely), those who say: "Our Lord! We have indeed believed: forgive us, then, our sins, and save us from the agony of the Fire;" Those who show patience, firmness and self-control; WHO ARE TRUE (IN WORD AND DEED)

~ Holy Qur’an
http://www.ishwar.com/islam/holy_quran/sura003.html

Allah will say: "This is a day on which THE TRUTHFUL WILL PROFIT FROM THEIR TRUTH: theirs are gardens, with rivers flowing beneath - their eternal Home: ALLAH WELL-PLEASED WITH THEM, and they with Allah: THAT IS THE GREAT SALVATION, (the fulfillment of all desires).

~ Holy Qur’an
http://www.ishwar.com/islam/holy_quran/sura005.html

O ye who believe! Fear Allah and BE WITH THOSE WHO ARE TRUE (IN WORD AND DEED).

~ Holy Qur’an
http://www.ishwar.com/islam/holy_quran/sura009.html

We did test those before them, and ALLAH WILL CERTAINLY KNOW THOSE WHO ARE TRUE from those who are false.

~ Holy Qur’an
http://www.ishwar.com/islam/holy_quran/sura029.html

That ALLAH MAY REWARD THE MEN OF TRUTH FOR THEIR TRUTH, and punish the Hypocrites if that be His Will, or turn to them in Mercy: for Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.

~ Holy Qur’an
http://www.ishwar.com/islam/holy_quran/sura033.html

Truly ALLAH GUIDES NOT ONE WHO TRANSGRESSES AND LIES!

~ Holy Qur’an
http://www.ishwar.com/islam/holy_quran/sura040.html

 Jainism


A PERSON SUFFERS MISERY AFTER TELLING A LIE, BEFORE TELLING A LIE AND WHILE TELLING A LIE…
~ Dharmasutra
http://www.jainworld.com/JWChi_simple/samansuttam/samansuttam9.asp

One should not speak or excite others to speak harmful false words, either in the interest of oneself or of another, through anger or fear.

~ Vratasutra
http://www.jainworld.com/JWChi_simple/samansuttam/samansuttam25.asp

Mental thorns (salya) like deceit, perverted attitude and a desire for worldly enjoyments in the next life in a person observing the vow of Sallekhana cause him greater pain than a tainted weapon, poison, devil, an evil-motivated amulet or an angry serpent, for in the presence of these salyas, RIGHT UNDERSTANDING BECOMES IMPOSSIBLE AND INVOLVEMENT IN AN INFINITE TRANSMIGRATORY CYCLE BECOMES INEVITABLE.

Sallekhana means embracing the death voluntarily when both householders and ascetics foresee that the end of the life is very near either due to the old age, incurable disease, severe famine, etc.

~ Samlekhanasutra

Judaism

You must have accurate and honest weights and measures, so that YOU MAY LIVE LONG IN THE LAND THE LORD YOUR GOD IS GIVING YOU.
~ Holy Bible

USE HONEST SCALES AND HONEST WEIGHTS, AN HONEST EPHAH AND AN HONEST HIN. I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt.

Ephah means an ancient Hebrew unit of dry measure equal to about a bushel.
Hin means an ancient Hebrew unit of liquid measure = 1.5 gallons.

~ Holy Bible

Far be it from me that I should justify you; till I die I will not put away mine integrity from me.
~ Holy Ketuvim

Holy Ketuvim : Job - Chapter 027
http://www.ishwar.com/judaism/holy_ketuvim/book03/book03_027.html

Let me be weighed in a just balance, that God may know mine integrity…

~ Holy Ketuvim

Holy Ketuvim : Job - Chapter 031
http://www.ishwar.com/judaism/holy_ketuvim/book03/book03_031.html

They speak falsehood every one with his neighbor; with flattering lip, and with a double heart, do they speak. MAY THE LORD CUT OFF ALL FLATTERING LIPS, the tongue that speaketh proud things!

~ Holy Ketuvim

LORD, who shall SOJOURN IN THY TABERNACLE? Who shall DWELL UPON THY HOLY MOUNTAIN? He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and SPEAKETH TRUTH IN HIS HEART

~ Holy Ketuvim

Hear the right, O LORD, attend unto my cry; GIVE EAR UNTO MY PRAYER FROM LIPS WITHOUT DECEIT.

~ Holy Ketuvim

Have nothing to do with a false charge and do not put an innocent or honest person to death, for I will not acquit the guilty.

~ Holy Bible

YOU SHALL NOT GIVE FALSE TESTIMONY AGAINST YOUR NEIGHBOR.

~ Holy Bible

They did not require an accounting from those to whom they gave the money to pay the workers, because they acted with complete honesty.

~ Holy Bible

Mormonism

And now my brethren, if ye were righteous and were willing to hearken to the truth, and give heed unto it, that ye might WALK UPRIGHTLY BEFORE GOD, then ye would not murmur because of the truth, and say: Thou speakest hard things against us.
~ Book of Mormon
http://script-xures.lds.org/en/1_ne/16

And because of the intercession for all, all men come unto God; wherefore, they stand in the presence of him, to be judged of him according to the truth and holiness which is in him.

~ Book of Mormon
http://script-xures.lds.org/en/2_ne/2

Do not say that I have spoken hard things against you; for if ye do, ye will revile against the truth; for I have spoken the words of your Maker. I know that the words of truth are hard against all uncleanness; but the righteous fear them not, for they love the truth and are not shaken.

~ Book of Mormon
http://script-xures.lds.org/en/2_ne/9

But ye will teach them to walk in the ways of truth and soberness; ye will teach them to love one another, and to serve one another.

~ Book of Mormon
http://script-xures.lds.org/en/mosiah/4

Sangha of Bhikkhu Buddhist Association

The fourth sin is untruthful speech
Benefiting yourself, harming others
Making up false tales near and far
Causing all kinds of confusions and chaos
Double-tongued is the habit of backbiting
Making both parties resent each other
Speak not words that harm you later.
ONE UNRIGHTEOUS PHRASE WILL BRING INCALCULABLE DISASTERS.
~ Book of Truth

Tội thứ tư vọng ngôn dối trá,
Lợi cho mình thiên hạ hại thân,
Vẽ duyên thêu dệt xa gần,
muôn điều rối rắm trăm phần đảo điên.
Thói lưỡng thiệt hai bên đâm thọc,
Cho đôi đàng trách móc lẫn nhau
Mỡ lời để hại về sau,
Một câu thất đức họa sau khôn lường.
Religion: Hệ Phái Tăng Già Khất Sĩ,
~Bộ Chơn Lý, Page: 815

Sikhism

COUNTLESS LIARS, WANDERING LOST IN THEIR LIES.
~ Sri Guru Granth Sahib
http://www.ishwar.com/sikhism/holy_guru_granth_sahib/section01/part01_004.html

THE TRUTHFUL ARE ABSORBED INTO THE TRUE LORD.

~ Sri Guru Granth Sahib
http://www.ishwar.com/sikhism/holy_guru_granth_sahib/section05/part05_005.html

One whose body is imbued with the Fear of the True One, and whose tongue savors Truthfulness.

~ Sri Guru Granth Sahib
http://www.ishwar.com/sikhism/holy_guru_granth_sahib/section05/part05_006.html

One whose mind is contented with Truthfulness, is BLESSED WITH THE LORD'S GLANCE OF GRACE.

~ Sri Guru Granth Sahib
http://www.ishwar.com/sikhism/holy_guru_granth_sahib/section05/part05_006.html

He Himself is True; TRUTH IS PLEASING TO HIS WILL.

~ Sri Guru Granth Sahib
http://www.ishwar.com/sikhism/holy_guru_granth_sahib/section05/part05_012.html

Practice truth, and only truth, and merge in the True Word of the Shabad (Essence of God).

~ Sri Guru Granth Sahib
http://www.ishwar.com/sikhism/holy_guru_granth_sahib/section05/part05_017.html

The Truth is forever pure, O Siblings of Destiny; those who are true are pure.

~ Sri Guru Granth Sahib
http://www.ishwar.com/sikhism/holy_guru_granth_sahib/section13/part13_015.html

LACKING TRUTH AND HUMILITY, THEY SHALL NOT BE APPRECIATED IN THE WORLD HEREAFTER.

~ Sri Guru Granth Sahib
http://www.ishwar.com/sikhism/holy_guru_granth_sahib/section30/part30_049.html

Taoism

Sincere words are not fine; fine words are not sincere.
~ Tao Te Ching
http://www.ishwar.com/taoism/holy_tao_te_ching/part_41.html

信言不美,美言不信。善者不辯,辯者不善。知者不博,博者不知。聖人不積,既以為人己餘有,既以與人己愈多。天之道,利而不害; 聖人之道,為而不爭。
~道德經 第81章
http://www.geocities.com/ha_bowie/Taoism.html#81.html

To those who are sincere (with me), I am sincere; and to those who are not sincere (with me), I am also sincere; and thus (all) get to be sincere.

~Tao Te Ching
http://www.ishwar.com/taoism/holy_tao_te_ching/part_25.html

信者,吾信之;不信者,吾亦信之──德信。

~道德經:第49章
http://w3.estmtc.tp.edu.tw/daode/

The filial son who does not flatter his father, and the loyal minister who does not fawn on his ruler, are the highest examples of a minister and a son.

~ Chuang Tzu
http://www.ishwar.com/taoism/holy_chuang_tzu/book_12.html

孝子不諛其親,忠臣不諂其君,臣子之盛也 。
~莊子外篇天地第十二
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if you earnestly cultivated your own person, and carefully guarded your (proper) truth, simply rendering to others what was due to them, then you would have escaped such entanglements.

~ Chuang Tzu

A man's proper Truth is PURE SINCERITY IN ITS HIGHEST DEGREE; without this pure sincerity one cannot move others…Given this truth within, it exercises a spiritual efficacy without, and this is why we count it so valuable…Therefore, the sages take their law from Heaven, and prize their (proper) Truth, without submitting to the restrictions of custom.

~ Chuang Tzu
http://www.ishwar.com/taoism/holy_chuang_tzu/book_31.html

謹修而身,慎守其真,還以物與人,則無所累矣。
…真者,精誠之至也。不精不誠,不能動人。
…真在內者,神動於外,是所以貴真也。
…故聖人法天貴真,不拘於俗。
~莊子雜篇漁父第三十一

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Theosophy

The best possession of the man of clay is health; THE HIGHEST VIRTUE OF THE MAN OF SPIRIT IS TRUTHFULNESS.
~ Gems from the East
http://www.theosociety.org/pasadena/gems/gems.htm#jan

Let a man overcome anger by love, evil by good, greediness by liberality, lie by truth.

~ Gems from the East
http://www.theosociety.org/pasadena/gems/gems.htm#mar

Trifling ruins earnestness, lying is the enemy of truth, and oppression perverts justice.

~ Gems from the East
http://www.theosociety.org/pasadena/gems/gems.htm#oct

In poverty is benevolence assayed, and in the moment of anger is a man's truthfulness displayed.

~ Gems from the East
http://www.theosociety.org/pasadena/gems/gems.htm#nov

Do not run riot; KEEP YOUR INTENTIONS HONEST, and your convictions sure.

~ Gems from the East
http://www.theosociety.org/pasadena/gems/gems.htm#dec

 The Universal White Brotherhood

THE NEW HUMANITY REQUIRES OF EVERY MAN TO BE HONEST, TO SUBDUE HIS EGOISM, TO BE JUST, WISE AND GOOD.
~ The New Humanity
http://www.beinsadouno.org/old/in_en.htm

I say: If you are not willing to obey Christ's Teaching, obey Moses', if you are not willing to obey Moses', then obey the laws of your country, anyway, act as an honest and just man, do not break your word.

~ The New Humanity

If I speak honestly, justly I speak for my good; I do not wish to pollute my honor; I wish neither to disgrace my brothers, nor the name of God, but I hope when I meet you some day you will know that I have always been honest and just in my soul and mind, and that you also walk in this path.

~ The New Humanity

LOVE SHOULD LIVE IN THEIR HEARTS; THEY HAVE TO BE AWAKENED AND NOT TO CHEAT THEIR BROTHERS AND SISTERS. Thus, they will view the interests of others as their own interests and consequently they will not sell bad merchandise. We will have mutual understanding, only if we view our work in this way.

~ Awakening of the New Collective Consciousness

Zoroastrianism

May Hearkening (Sraosha) overcome disobedience within this house, and may peace overcome discord, generosity overcome greed, reverence overcome rebellion, and honesty overcome falsehood.
~ Holy Zend Avesta - Khorda Avesta (2)
http://www.ishwar.com/zoroastrianism/holy_zend_avesta/khorda_avesta_2/part_23.html

The sage asked the spirit of wisdom thus: “How many are those people whom it is necessary to consider as rich, and how many are those who are poor?” The spirit of wisdom answered thus: 'These are the people it is necessary to consider as rich: one is he who is perfect in wisdom; the second, whose body is healthy, and he lives fearlessly; the third, who is content with that which has come; the fourth, he whose destiny is a helper in virtue; the fifth, who is well-famed in the eyes of the sacred beings, and by the tongues of the good; the sixth, whose trust is on this one, pure, good religion of the Mazda-worshippers; and the seventh, whose WEALTH IS FROM HONESTY.

Mazda means Supreme Wisdom.

~ Menog-I Khrad (“The Spirit of Wisdom”)

http://www.avesta.org/mp/mx.html#chap35

The three (means) particularly adapted for the improvement of one's self (are as follows). One is the path of mithra (i.e., of truth and honesty) which when a man's soul has been endowed with it, preserves his life and person in persevering union with the Yazads.

Yazads are spiritual beings who form the second tier of divinities in the Zoroastrian pantheon.

~ Denkard (Acts of Religion)

http://www.avesta.org/denkard/dk3s175.html#chap180

Be it known that the noble nature of heroes and rulers has zeal for high aims, such as morality, strength, aid, powerful youth, charity, godly thoughts, truthfulness, courage, perseverance, doing of virtuous public deeds, and other good qualities of rulers.

~ Denkard (Acts of Religion), Book 3, Chapter 336

The virtues of a priest of high aims are the noble qualities connected with prayer to God, such as …charity, speaking profitable words, truthfulness, humility, courage, contentment, perseverance, doing public acts, as the leader of the faith and obedience of other good kinds.
~ Denkard (Acts of Religion), Book 3, Chapter 336
http://www.avesta.org/denkard/dk3s275.html#chap336

Men acquire contentment, diligence, zeal, obedience to God, modesty, dignity, power of cherishing, morality, wisdom, courtesy, magnanimity, charity, truth, faithfulness, good intentions and other good qualities by the divine wisdom of the Mazdayasnian faith. And a man possessing this IMPROVES THE WORLD.

~ Denkard (Acts of Religion)
http://www.avesta.org/denkard/dk3s275.html#chap310

Also that the spiritual lord is always true; of the tongue - when he (the priest) speaks falsehood with the tongue - are those words which he does not believe through the spiritual lord, and it is owing to this, too, when, of all the body, the tongue first dies.

~ Denkard (Acts of Religion)

I say unto thee, O Spitaman! that THOU SHOULDST SPEAK WITH THE TONGUE JUST AS THOU THINKEST WITH THE MIND

~ Denkard (Acts of Religion)
http://www.avesta.org/denkard/dk9sbe39.html#chap40

Be it known that, ALL SORTS OF IMPROVEMENT IN A CITY AND AMONG MEN, subsist by means of the knowledge of the revelation, and mostly by TRUTHFUL SPEECH; and by these means four righteous qualifications are acquired, which tend to the improvement of a city and of men under the supervision of a worthy head. 1st. While he (i.e. the head) has honest inclination, there abides in him the GLORIOUS INTUITION FOR AMELIORATING THE CITY. 2nd. While he has a natural vigor in his heart for giving out the truth, he is strongly inclined to utter only the truth. 3rd. While his truthful speech teems with the intelligence of good spirits, the truth is aggrandized. 4th. While he trusts in the righteous utterances of man among mankind, his work (in this life) is full of delight. Thus THE REVEALER OF TRUTH IS A MEDIUM FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE CITY AND ITS HUMAN RESIDENTS.

~ Denkard (Acts of Religion)
http://www.avesta.org/denkard/dk3s247.html#chap262

In a man of the good principle exist most excellent attributes of the most glorious one (Spenamino): intuitive good sense, thought of obedience (unto God), liberality, truth, and other good qualities; and hence his person is GRACEFUL, AND HE IS FREE FROM THE ANXIETY to alleviate his debt (i.e. sin, in order to save himself from hell.)

~ Denkard (Acts of Religion)
http://www.avesta.org/denkard/dk3s202.html#chap212

It is said in revelation that ONE TRUTHFUL MAN IS BETTER THAN A WHOLE WORLD ('halam) SPEAKING FALSEHOOD; and Gavah of Isfahan - when he kept his stand upon the truth, and was speaking words with truth until the time when Dahak [Zohak], who possessed the whole realm, and the whole of the demons and mankind have been afraid of him, through the truth of the words spoken - was bold with them in every speech, and became victorious (muthaffar) over them by reason of the true words that he was speaking.

~ Sad Dar
http://www.avesta.org/pahlavi/saddar60.html#chap62

I also saw the soul of a man whose TONGUE A WORM EVER GNAWED.  And I asked thus: “What sin was committed by this body?” Srosh the pious, and Adar the angel, said thus: “This is the soul of that wicked man who, in the world, spoke many lies and falsehoods; and, thereby, much harm and injury were diffused among all creatures.”

~ The Book of Arda Viraf
http://www.avesta.org/mp/viraf.html

Then I saw the souls of those whom SERPENTS STING AND EVER DEVOUR THEIR TONGUES. And I asked thus: “What sin was committed by those, whose soul suffers so severe a punishment?” Srosh the pious, and Adar the angel, said thus: “These are the souls of those liars and irreverent (or 'untruthful') speakers who, in the world, spoke much falsehood and lies and profanity.”

~ The Book of Arda Viraf
http://www.avesta.org/mp/viraf.html

Then I saw the souls of a man and a woman whose TONGUES WERE CUT OUT. And I asked thus: “What sin was committed by these bodies, whose souls suffer so severe a punishment?” Srosh the pious, and Adar the angel, said thus: “This is the soul of that wicked man and woman who, amongst the living, spoke much falsehood and profanity (or untruth), and deceived their own souls.”

~ The Book of Arda Viraf
http://www.avesta.org/mp/viraf.html


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