4. Truth can be stated in a thousand different ways, yet each one can be true.
सच्चाई हजारों तरीकों से कहा जा सकता है, फिर भी हर कोई सच हो सकता है।
- Introduction- Mention that the saying is of Swami Vivekananda.
- Explain how truth can be stated in different ways by quoting apt examples.
- Importance of the saying.
There is one absolute truth, is hard to say and fathom. Swami Vivekanada emphasized that truth can have different perspectives.
“Truth can be stated in a thousand different ways, yet each one can be true”, by swami Vivekananda. We need not quarrel over each and every difference of opinion in life: Different opinions must co-exist for the sake of a free world.
Truth can be stated in different ways:
Truth is multi-faceted. Truth remains true from the point of view of the observer but may be seemingly false from other’s point of view. There has been a perpetual fight of perspectives and will always be as long as truth is concerned. There is no black or white but shades of grey.
- Leaders can’t lead without followers and unfortunately, some of the most passionate ideas die an early death because the leader is ineffective. To be able to take people along, inspire them with your vision, you need to know that there are a thousand sides to the same story. If you can’t respect the diversity in your teams, you cannot establish a culture of tolerance and respect.
- Each religion teaches its followers to be truthful and non-violent. However, the ways of saying same is different.
- Difference in thought process- A person may express his love for the nation by keeping public places clean; another may do so by standing while national anthem is being sung.
- Difference in context- chemical may be a poison or a medicine at the same time.
- For an impoverished person the world would be the worst place to live in, for another prosperous person it would be best place to live in.
- If you can’t respect the diversity in your teams, you cannot establish a culture of tolerance and respect.
- What other person is saying may seem us to be false but when seen from his/her perspective can be true. Understanding this would help us solve issues in amicable ways. It helps us not be prejudiced against others’ opinions.
- Understanding the other side of the story and other faces of a situation/practice/thought is required before reaching to any conclusion.
Thus, we need not quarrel over each and every difference of opinion in life. Different opinions must co-exist for the sake of a free world. There is no one absolute truth, it depends on the perspective of the perceiver/viewer. A truth remains truth no matter how it is said and presented.
Best answer: Suraj Sharma