Good morning to everyone in this room. I would like to thank the principal, the teachers, and my dear friends for allowing me to speak to you today about truthfulness. Truthfulness is a virtue that requires being true to one’s words, thoughts, and actions.
Being truthful is challenging since bad acts and vices will receive severe punishment in hell while good deeds will receive a reward. Because God is omniscient and watches all of our deeds, truthfulness is a method of receiving a reward from Him. It has a significant influence on our moral character since a truthful person is trusted and appreciated in all situations. A true person’s character shines like gold.
Lord Rarnachandra, Mohan Das Karam Chand Gandhi, and Mahatma Gandhi were all true persons who stood up to the British rulers with compassion and nonviolence. They not only talked the truth, but they also behaved and thought the truth.
Gandhi wore a Khadi and encouraged others to do so, and he felt agitated when any Indian acted violently toward the British authority. He was never bothered by fear or worry, and his life and character became a model for others to follow in being true. Many nowadays speak half-truths, which are more damaging than outright lies.
As an example, the parents of a young boy do not want money for their son, but their desire for wealth drives them to torment the wife and compel her to fetch dowry from her parents. Such acts are never done by truthful people. Thank you.