Dishonesty - an essential subject
The saying 'Honesty is the best policy' is very accurate. When a person is honest in his dealings, he usually feels good from the inside, leaving him satisfied. However, dishonesty produces exactly contrary results, leaving one to feel rather insecure. In today's world unfortunately, dishonesty is encouraged to progress materially, especially in business practices. Devotional service on the other hand welcomes and encourages strongly the saying that honesty is the best policy. This is because dishonesty causes impurity and when one is impure, he cannot progress in devotional service, leaving him miles behind in the material world.
Srila Prabhupada's books, lectures, conversations and letters offer a comprehensive presentation of this essential subject as seen in the Vaniquotes Dishonesty category. An introduction from his books is given below in the following 8 quotes.
Quotes from Srila Prabhupada's books
|Dirtiness, dishonesty, thievery, faithlessness, useless quarrel, lust, anger and hankering constitute the nature of those in the lowest position outside the varṇāśrama system. (Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 11.17.20)|
|Whoever causes offenseless living beings to suffer must fear me anywhere and everywhere in the world. By curbing dishonest miscreants, one automatically benefits the offenseless. (Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.17.14)|
|Dakṣa's statement that Lord Śiva pretended to be an honest person means that Śiva was dishonest because in spite of accepting the position of Dakṣa's son-in-law, he was not respectful to Dakṣa. (Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 4.2.11)|
Dishonesty - explore more within this category.
Vanipedia has now over 903 introductory articles compiled from Srila Prabhupada's books under the series titled Essential Subjects. All these articles can be seen in the Table of Content on the right side of this article and also here in this Umbrella Category. Browse through them to relish the breadth and depth of Srila Prabhupada's teachings - There is a subject for everyone.