I like to hear about scriptural sources that convincingly declare Truth as inner content of Dharma, even if it is commonly known that lying ( including not standing up to one's own words of commitment), evil/adharma go together.

It is known that Truth is non-violence or even Love, and violence is adharma, so logically it is correct. However there may be numerous teachings by sages on the common topic of Truth being the active ingredient of Dharma.

My question follows the two Vedic statements

Ahimsa paramo Dharmaha

Sathyam = Non- violence= Ahimsa

We eliminate the common variable Ahimsa from these two equivalences.

  • Your statement - Truth is non-violence or even Love, and violence is adharma - does not fit in the perspective of Dharma. Unprovoked violence may be adharma, but resorting to retaliation in self defence or to support a Just cause is not violence – Srimannarayana K V Dec 21 '19 at 0:37
  • I was referring to violence as himsa, meted out in conditions that can never be justified. – Narasimham Dec 21 '19 at 18:14
  • Please qualify your question so. Right now, your question is not that explicit @Narasimham – Srimannarayana K V Dec 22 '19 at 3:24
  • Thanks. shall try to expand on the question – Narasimham Dec 22 '19 at 3:52
  • Sathyameva Jayathe in any dharmic struggle. The ancient declaration of Truth and Dharma to me appears identical conceptually. – Narasimham Dec 22 '19 at 19:09

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