Manu Smriti (4.138)
सत्यं ब्रूयात् प्रियं ब्रूयान्न ब्रूयात् सत्यमप्रियम् ।
प्रियं च नानृतं ब्रूयादेष धर्मः सनातनः ॥ १३८ ॥
satyaṃ brūyāt priyaṃ brūyānna brūyāt satyamapriyam |
priyaṃ ca nānṛtaṃ brūyādeṣa dharmaḥ sanātanaḥ || 138 ||
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 law, sanatana dharma.
You can see that lying is never allowed.
My question is, what is the stance of Orthodox Sanathana Hindu Dharma especially Vedanta school of any sub school on lies told to do good or to save some one or to avoid suffering of humanity or to protect dharma if there need be such a situation.
Please do answer with appropriate references and don't answer with your own opinions.