28 Beautiful Quotes on Truth!

Happy-Mahashivratri-

Calendar of Golden Sayings – February 2015

 

Post No. 1606; Dated 27th January 2015.

Compiled by london swaminathan

 

Important Dates: Feb. 3 Thai Pusam, 17 Maha Shivaratri

Full Moon day- Fe3; New Moon (Amavasya)- Feb.18

Ekadasi –Feb.15.Auspicious Days:2, 5,8,9, 11, 15, 22.

Quotes are taken from Suktisudha, Chinmya International Foundation and Tamil book Tirukkural

February  1 Sunday

 

Truthfulness supercedes a thousand horse sacrifices – Hitopadesa 4-136; Padma Purana 5-18-43

asvamedha sahasraaddhi satyameva atiricyate

 

February 2 Monday

 

Experts on the science of righteousness aver that truth is the ultimate Dharma — Valmiki Ramayana 2-14-3

Aahuh satyam hi paramam dharmam dharmavido janah

February 3 Tuesday

 

It is not praiseworthy to adopt wrong means ever for accomplishing good things- Jataka Mala

Kaaryaarthamapi na sreyah saatyaapanayah kramah


batu caves

Thai Pusam is a big festival in Malysia (in praise of Lord Skanda)

February 4 Wednesday

 

One can’t determine truth from falsehood sans enquiry Kahavat Ratnakar p164

gavesanaam vinaa naiva satya asatya vinirnayah

February 5 Thursday

 

Righteousness flourishes with truth Manu Smrti 8-83

Dharmah satyena vardhate

 

February 6 Friday

 

Though difficult, the upright do not like to forsake truth – Jataka Mala

na hi krcchrepi santyaktum satyamicchanti saadhavah

 

February 7 Saturday

 

Speech which causes no harm whatsoever to anyone is what is called truth — Tamil Couplet from Tirukkural, 291

 

February  8 Sunday

 

It it will produce pure, unmixed good, even falsehood may be considered truth — Tirukkural, 292


PerayaanThaipusam

February 9 Monday

If a man should utter a lie consciously, his own mind would torture him for the lie uttered -Tirukkural, 293

February 10 Tuesday

One who is true in thought and word is greater  even those who perform Tapas (penance) and do charity — Tirukkural, 295

February 11 Wednesday

 

If a man could conduct himself true  to his own self  he would be in the heart of all in the world –Tirukkural, 294

February 12 Thursday

Those, whose lives are based on truth, remain immortal – Pancharatra 3-25

mrte api naraah sarve satye tisthanti tisthati

 

February 13 Friday

who is apable of overpowering truth? Katha Sarit Sagara

satyam kascaativartate

singapore

Thai Pusam (full moon day) in Singapore

February 14 Saturday

Tell the truth, practise Dharma Taiitiriyopanishad

 

satyma vada, dharmam cara

 

February  15 Sunday

 

Outward purity may be secured by the use of wateer. Inward purity of the heart comes from truthfulness.- Tirukkural, 298

 

February16  Monday

 

Utter words anointed by truth Manu Smrti 6-46

satyapuutaam vadedvaaniim

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February 17 Tuesday

 

Truth alone triumphs, never falsehood — Mundaka Upanishad 3-1-6

Satyameva jayate naanrtam

 

February 18 Wednesday

In Kaliyuga, the truthful suffer and the hypocritical flourish– Kahavat Ratnakar,  p 2204

satyavaktaa kalau duhkhi  mithyaavaadii pramodate

 

February 19 Thursday

 

The celestials are truth bound Brhat Katha Manjari

satyavaaco hi khecaraah

 

February 20 Friday

 

Everything is established in truth – Canakya Niti 2-28

sarvam satye pratisthitam

 

February 21  Saturday

The noble prefer death to falsehood – Bharata Manjari 1-12-463

saadhuunaammaranam sreyah na satyaviplavah

batu

Batu Caves, Skanda-Kartikeya- Murugan Temple, Malaysia

February  22 Sunday

 

No fear for one who lives truth – Kahavat Ratnakar, p 208

satye nassti bhayam kvacit

 

February 23 Monday

 

Truth is the tresure of the honourable Ramayana Manjari 6-26-816

satyam vittam hi maaninaam

 

February 24 Tuesday

 

All lamps are of no avail. The light of truth is the only is the only lamp which the wise cherish- Tirukkural, 299

February 25 Wednesday

 

In all true scriptures we have known, nothing is  praised so highly as truthfulness– Tirukkural, 300

February 26 Thursday

 

If one could safeguard oneself agaist flinching from truth one need  practise no other virtue — Tirukkural, 297


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February 27 Friday

Utter the truth, yet utter it pleasantly, and utter not an unpleasant truth Manu Smrti 4-138

satyam bruuyaat priyam bruuyaat na bruuyaat satyam apriyam

 

February 28 Saturday

 

Truth is the supreme Dharma – Sanskrit saying

satyam hi paramo dharmah


pusam

March 1 Sunday


(From January 2013, Every monthly sheet carries quotes from Tamil and Sanskrit Literature. So far 800 quotations are published. They are arranged subject wise — swami_48@yahoo.com)

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