Truth is terrible, morality is sweet

Acharya Prashant
3 min readMay 19, 2020


You must realize that it is not the past actions that are putting you in prison, you must realize that actions are not necessarily good or bad.

You have been given a criterion to look at those actions and that criterion is not yours.

Different cultures, different people, different time, have different criteria.

Following is an excerpt from a samvaad (dialogue) session with Acharya Prashant.

Question: Are a few things not definitely sinful? For example- killing. How can killing ever be an act of Truth? Similarly, under all circumstances, is it not right to remain loving?

Acharya Prashant: Do you think you are born with this notion that ‘killing is a sin?’ Why do you think love express itself only as procreation and not as death, killing? The most sacred scripture of India (referring to Bhagavad Gita) is the scripture in which Lord Krishna is telling Arjun to kill his own brothers. Where is the question of guilt? God himself has descended and he is ordering to kill and kill not somebody else but your own brothers and family members.