KNOW THE TRUTH

Real Life Inspirational Stories

One day a disciple found a glittering object on the road. He took the precious object, showed it to the master and asked him, "Is this a genuine diamond?"

The master was supposed to be very knowledgeable about gems. He instructed the disciple, "Go to the library and read all about diamonds." The disciple went, studied everything about diamonds and returned after having acquired sufficient knowledge about diamonds.

On his return the master said, "I can now tell you that the stone that you picked up on the wayside was a genuine diamond."

"How strange", asked the disciple. "Why did you not tell me that before? Is there any reason for that?"

"Yes", the Master answered,...

QUESTIONS
1. What was the master's answer?
2. What is the implication of this story?

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ANSWERS
1. "It is my firm conviction that you should not be gullible. You have to test everything personally. Now that you have acquired the knowledge about diamonds, you can verify whether what I told you is correct. Whether with precious gems or with life you are quite capable of being your own expert."
2. No one knows the truth better than you, provided you know what it means to live with the true You.
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        Truth Quotes

  • "I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best."
  • "When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it--always."
  • "Above all, don't lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others. And having no respect he ceases to love."
  • "I believe in everything until it's disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it's in your mind. Who's to say that dreams and nightmares aren't as real as the here and now?"
  • "Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth."

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