Dr. Vijai S Shankar MD.PhD.
Published on www.academy-advaita.com
The Netherlands

18 December 2017



Satya in the Sanskrit language means truth. To every religious man or woman God or the intelligence in life is truth. Every scripture also points to the fact that God is truth. Every man and woman tries very hard to know God or to be close to God, because God is truth.

The word ‘Satya’ meaning truth is very profound and religious as well. It is profound and religious because the word ‘Satya’, meaning truth, is preached to be adhered to in religion.

Religion also preaches to ‘love all and to serve all’. This signifies that to love all and to serve all is not only the truth, but it is also religious.

It is, therefore, important to understand what to love all and serve all really means. Individuals do love all and serve all in religious places and circumstances.

Individuals, however, neither love all nor serve all in their house in every moment of daily life. Individuals, however, believe that they love and serve all in their family in the house.

Therefore, it is important to understand what love all and serve all really means in daily life in the house of every family and also to friends, neighbours and colleagues.

You love all and serve all in the family if you are honest in all matters. You love all and serve all in the family and also friends, neighbours and colleagues, when you love and care unconditionally.

You love all and serve all in the family if you openly discuss every issue in daily life with the family. You love all and serve all if you openly discuss every issue in daily life with friends and colleagues.

You love all and serve all in the family if you speak respectfully to every member of the family and also to friends and colleagues, irrespective of who they are at any moment.

You do not love all and serve all in the family or friends, colleagues and neighbours if rational or irrational anger is present within you. This is because anger and argument do not bring anyone together or close to God.

This is the meaning of truth, meaning satya, in the statement ‘love all and serve all’. It is also truth or satya indicated in the scriptures.

Author: Dr. Vijai S. Shankar
© Copyright V. S. Shankar 2017

Editor’s Note:
Man is naturally disposed to living in harmony with his neighbour, be it at the level of nation, community or family. Man is also naturally disposed to protecting what he or she regards as his own. Thus, he will proclaim or defend his beliefs and traditions, often vigorously, especially when they are not in accord with the beliefs and traditions of others. In his lifetime and that of future generations, man is naturally blessed with the guidance and profound understanding of the scriptures and of enlightened men and women who reveal the truth that we all seek. Thank God for this timeless gift, as presented in this article.   
Julian Capper, UK.

German Translator’s Note: 
The ego oftenly needs the help of a little or big lie to maintain its positive self-image. The ego, however, is false, meaning illsory. Satya, truthfulness, in every moment of daily life, shines the light of wisdom on every speck of the mind. Dr. Shankar opens up a deeper understanding of every aspect of the mind, and Satya, truth, is a very important one. Dr. Shankar explains the deep understanding of truth in every religion in this article. 
Marcus Stegmaier, Germany. 

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