The practice of truthfulness is not necessarily to speak the literal truth at all times, and it is not merely to state things as they are. We must ensure that we do not harm others by our statements. Remember, the foremost practice is nonharmfulness; truthfulness is subordinate to this practice. In a wider perspective, if stating the truth will do more damage than good, the spirit of truthfulness is better served by leaving it unsaid.”

A. G. Mohan quoting Tirumalai Krishnamacharya from: “Krishnamacharya: His Life and Teachings

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