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Which Truth should be revealed and which should be hidden? [duplicate]

As in Mahabharata Lord krishna asked Yudishtra to Lie as his guru's son Aswathama was dead although it was a elephant it was a Lie,and it was for dharma. Yudishtra was not so willing to lie as it is ...
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What is the view of Hinduism on “speaking lie” or “hiding things” among spouses? [duplicate]

Relationship between husband & wife relies on trust. Does Hinduism permit anyone of them (husband or wife), to hide things in any situation? (e.g. if speaking "truth" is detrimental/damaging)
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What does Hinduism say about lying? Is lying ever permissible? [duplicate]

I have a question to a essay I wanted to write about hinduism. I dont understand the meaning of not lying. Whats a lie in hinduism? And is it any special exceptions where you can lie?
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What to do when a self-imposed vow is broken? Is there a punishment?

What to do when a vow of controlled (self-imposed) brahmacharya has been broken? The vow is not actually a vow of celibacy (as in the case of a Sannyasin). Here the aspirant controlled himself by this ...
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Meaning of Krishna's advice to Yudhisthira before Drona Vadh

With popular belief Krishna advices Yudhisthira to tell lie to Drona about "Killing of Ashwatthama" for the sake of saving remaining Paandava army from being annihilated. But according to this text, ...
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The “tricky truth” that was said by Yudhishtira on 15th day of kurukshetra war

Since childhood I have been thinking that Ashwathama hataha, kunjaraha is the half truth that was said by Yudhishtira This trick was used as a ploy to kill Ashwathama's father, Dronacharya.  ...
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Krishna Prompting Bhima to Say Lie

In the Kurukshetra war of the Mahabharata, Krishna prompted Bhima to falsely say that Ashwatthama was killed, when Drona was found to be superior to all warriors. Krishna prompted so knowing very well ...
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Circumstances sanctioning falsehoods

In Sukra Neethi (followed by Rakshasas Mahabali, Prahlada) it is stated that there are certain circumstances under which lying has a licence (e.g., where women are concerned, where marriages have have ...
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What is the expiation for saying lie(s)?

Truthfulness is highly encouraged and mandatory in Hinduism. If a person told lie(s) in past and want to be truthful in future and want to nullify his sins in past due to the untruthful nature. ...
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What is the Nyaya argument for Karma being the instrumental cause of the Universe?

The Agama Pramanya is a work by the famous Sri Vaishnava Acharya Yamunacharya arguing that the Pancharatra texts, which are foundational to mainstream Vaishnavism as I discuss here, are legitimate ...
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Scriptural reference for the story of a sage, hunter and a wild animal?

This question mentions the following story of a sage, a hunter and a wild animal being hunted. This story appears to convey the same message as the Valāka story Kṛṣṇa narrates to Arjuna in Karṇa-parva ...
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Did Rama tell lie while departure from Ayodhya

Consider the following slokas from Ayodhya Kanda of Valmiki Ramayana. Rama again and again saw that Kausalya, his mother who was crying thus, running after that chariot as though dancing, ...