satyam bruyat priyam bruyat na bruyat satyam apriyam…

satyam bruyat priyam bruyat na bruyat satyam apriyam
priyam ca nanrutam bruyat esha dharmah sanatanah

-Manusmriti

Speak truth in such a way that it should be pleasing to others. Never speak truth, which is unpleasant to others. Never speak untruth, which might be pleasant. This is the path of eternal morality, sanatana dharma.

2 thoughts on “satyam bruyat priyam bruyat na bruyat satyam apriyam…”

  1. Namaskar
    Great teaching -truly our scriptures teach us to be Truthful and also Not hurt any one- in speech or action.
    Taittriya Upanishad-“Satyam Vadaa Dharmam Chara”.
    This Manusmriti sloka gives us a way and path to speech that will not hurt. This teaching was a subject in our Satsangh many years ago-
    Thank you
    Rgds TR

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