Truthfulness is a sign of God’s message working in the lives of man.


234. The truth will set you free; truthfulness is a sign of Gods message working in the lives of man. Truth is a sign of man’s inner light and purity. All religions teach truthfulness and honesty: All religions teach that truth and honesty are a must in any of the affairs of mankind. All progress in this world and the next depend on honesty as the stepping stone for all interactions with one another in this existence. the cross-5pix Christianity: John 8:31 “Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;” John 8:32 “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” Jewish symbols star-8pix Judaism: Deuteronomy 23:23 “That which is gone out of thy lips thou shalt keep and perform;” Numbers 32:24 “do that which hath proceeded out of your mouth.” Proverbs 8:6 “Hear; for I will speak of excellent things; and the opening of my lips shall be right things.” Proverbs 8:7 “For my mouth shall speak truth; and wickedness is an abomination to my lips.” Proverbs 8:8 “All the words of my mouth are in righteousness; there is nothing forward or perverse in them.”

the greatest name-12pixBAHA’I FAITH: “All religions teach that we must do good, that we must be generous, sincere, truthful, law-abiding, and faithful; all this is reasonable, and logically the only way in which humanity can progress.”

(Bahá’í Faith, Abdu’l-Baha, Paris Talks, p. 141)

Jewish symbols-13pix JUDAISMZechariah 8: 16 “These are the things that ye shall do; Speak ye every man the truth to his neighbour; execute the judgment of truth and peace in your gates:” the cross-5pix Christianity: Acts 26:25 “…..speak forth the words of truth and soberness.” 2 Corinthians 13:8 “For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth.” Romans 13:13 “Let us walk honestly,”

the greatest name-12pixBAHA’I FAITH: “When we speak let our speech be an outward evidence of the inner light, for we must speak the truth, otherwise we shall not act wisely.”

(Bahá’í Faith, Abdu’l-Baha, Divine Philosophy, p. 103)

The shrine-17pix BABI RELIGION: “Beware lest ye utter aught but the truth.”

(The Bab, Selections from the Writings of the Bab, p. 59)

the cross-25pix CHRISTIANITYEphesians 4:25 “Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another.” 1 Timothy 2:1 “I exhort therefore, lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.” 1 Timothy 2:7 “Whereunto I am ordained a preacher, and an apostle, (I speak the truth in Christ, and lie not) a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and verity.” 1 John 2:5 “But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.”

the greatest name-12pixBAHA’I FAITH: “Be discerning, then, and speak ye the truth, the very truth, if ye claim to be honest and high-minded.”

(Bahá’í Faith, Baha’u’llah, Gleanings from the Writings of Baha’u’llah, p. 258)

The shrine-17pix BABI RELIGION: “Truth can in no wise be confounded with aught else except itself; would that ye might ponder His proof. Nor can error be confused with Truth, if ye do but reflect upon the testimony of God, the True One.”

(The Bab, Selections from the Writings of the Bab, p. 133)

Islamic symbol-10 pix ISLAMLetter 31. “Contentment and honesty are the lasting assets to retain.” (Islam, Ali b. Abi Taalib, Letters from Nahjul Balaagh)

Islamic symbol-5pix Islam: 42. “Cover not Truth with falsehood, nor conceal the Truth when ye know (what it is)”

(The Qur’an (Yusuf Ali tr), Surah   2)

Islamic symbol-5pix Islam: 171. “O People of the Book! commit no excesses in your religion: nor say of Allah (God) aught but truth.” 105. “Say nothing but truth.”

(The Qur’an (Yusuf Ali tr), Surahs 4 and 7)

Islamic symbol-5pix Islam: 122. “Allah’s promise is the truth, and whose word can be truer than Allah’s?” 4. “Allah tells (you) the Truth, and He shows the (right) Way.”

(The Qur’an (Yusuf Ali tr), Surahs  4 and 33)

Islamic symbol-5pix Islam: 119. “O ye who believe! fear Allah and be with those who are true (in word and deed).”

(The Qur’an (Yusuf Ali tr), Surah   9)

Islamic symbol-5pix Islam: 2. “Verily Man is in loss,” “Except such as have Faith, and do righteous deeds, and (join together) in the mutual teaching of Truth, and of Patience and Constancy.”

(The Qur’an (Yusuf Ali tr), Surah 103)

Islamic symbol-5pix Islam: “The Prophet said, ‘Truthfulness leads to righteousness, and righteousness leads to Paradise. And a man keeps on telling the truth until he becomes a truthful person. Falsehood leads to Al-Fajur (i.e. wickedness, evil-doing), and Al-Fajur (wickedness) leads to the (Hell) Fire, and a man may keep on telling lies till he is written before Allah, a liar.”

(Islam, Hadith, Bukhari Vol 8, Book 73, # 116)

Zoroastrian symbol-12pix  ZOROASTRIANISM: 6. “To him shall the best befall, who, as one that knows, speaks to me Right’s truthful word of Welfare and of Immortality; even the Dominion of Mazda (God) which Good Thought shall increase for him.”

(Zoroaster, The Zend-Avesta, Avesta – Yasna 31)

Zoroastrian symbol-5pix Zoroastrianism: 20. “Whosoever cometh over to the Righteous, far from him hereafter shall be long age of misery (and) darkness, ill-food, and crying of woe. To such an existence, ye followers of the Lie, shall your own Self bring you through your (own) action.”

(The Zend-Avesta, Avesta – Yasna 31)

Zoroastrian symbol-5pix Zoroastrianism: “We worship the truthfully spoken word; we worship the truthfully spoken sayings,”

(The Zend-Avesta, Khorda Avesta – Book of Common Prayer pt. 1)

Zoroastrian symbol-5pix Zoroastrianism: “The truthful should never yield to the liar.” (ZOROASTER, Hymns of Atharvan p. 678)

Zoroastrian symbol-5pix Zoroastrianism: Denkard. Zoroaster, “Be it know that regular morality is through truth. Those who are lovers of truth are doubtless the great helpers of mankind, have foresight and are obedient to the omniscient Lord.”

Zoroastrian symbol-5pix Zoroastrianism: Denkard. Zoroaster, “The greatness of the Iranians (i.e. the Mazdayasnians) is owing to truthfulness in all matters.”

Zoroastrian symbol-5pix Zoroastrianism: “In his heart of hearts man detests falsehood and loves truth. Thus evil cannot hold him in bondage for ever.” (ZOROASTER, Hymns of Atharvan p. 117)

Zoroastrian symbol-5pix Zoroastrianism: “Truth is one and falsehoods are many. Truth is capable of up-rooting falsehood; falsehood cannot obliterate truth. This is so because truth has greater reality. It is rooted in Ahura Mazda (God), Who is intrinsically and absolutely good.” (ZOROASTER, Hymns of Atharvan p. 584)

Hindu symbol-10pix HINDUISM: 2.36 “When one is firmly established in speaking truth, the fruits of action become subservient to him.” 2.37 “All jewels approach him who is confirmed in honesty.”

(Hindu, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali)

Hindu symbol 5-pix Hinduism: 229. “Let him on no account drop a tear, become angry or utter an un-truth,” 175. “Let him always delight in truthfulness, obedience to the sacred law, conduct worthy of an Aryan, and purity.”

(Hindu, Laws of Manu chapters 3 and 4)

Hindu symbol 5-pix Hinduism: 83. “By truthfulness a witness is purified, through truthfulness his merit grows, truth must, therefore, be spoken by witnesses of all castes (varna).”

(Hindu, Laws of Manu chapter 8)

Buddhist wheel symbol-10 pix BUDDHISM: 6. “He who drinks in the Truth will live happily with a peaceful mind. A wise man always delights in the Truth taught by the saints.” “The wise find peace on hearing the truth, like a deep, clear, undisturbed lake.”

(Buddhist, Dhammapada – Sayings of the Buddha 1 (tr. J. Richards))

Dharma wheel Buddhist symbols-5pix Buddhism: 19. “A man of discrimination who keeps to the truth, he is to be called righteous.”

(Buddhist, Dhammapada – Sayings of the Buddha 1 (tr. J. Richards))

Dharma wheel Buddhist symbols-5pix Buddhism: 24. “The gift of the Truth beats all other gifts. The flavor of the Truth beats all other tastes. The joy of the Truth beats all other joys, and the cessation of desire conquers all suffering.”

(Buddhist, Dhammapada – Sayings of the Buddha 1 (tr. J. Richards))

Mandaean symbol-15pix SABEANISM: “Let healing be theirs by virtue of the Word of Truth.” (Sabeanism, Ginza Rba- chapter 20)

Mandaean symbol1 Sabeanism: “He sundered Light from darkness and sundered Good from Evil, He sundered Life from Death, And He brought out those who love His name of Truth From Darkness to Light and from Evil to Good And from Death to Life and set them On roads of Truth and Faith.” (Sabeanism, Ginza Rba- chapter 75)

Mandaean symbol1 Sabeanism: “Victorious are the words of truth which issue from Thy mouth, and victorious are all Thy deeds . And Life is victorious!” “I strive with a pious and believing heart for the love of precious Truth.” (Sabeanism, Ginza Rba- chapters 76 and 77)

Mandaean symbol1 Sabeanism: “Interpretations! of truth which are unchangeable Have blessed thee. Sons of salvation who sit in thy company Have blessed thee.” (Sabeanism, Ginza Rba- chapter 116)