11. Lie (Jhuth)

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Lie-Not to describe an article or incident as you have seen or heard is called a lie. Any talk which accounts for the destruction/ distortion of religion or religious person or any other living being though it may be true is also called a lie. On account of this sin people are known as deceiver (dishonest).

Parvat, Narad & Vasu all the three were taught by one teacher. Once in a gathering Parvat translated the meaning of 'Ajairyashtavyam' as sacrifice (Hawan) should be performed with he-goats. Pandit Narad questioned him at that time & told him that our respected teacher taught us the meaning of “Aj” as old rice, which should be used in rites .Parvat did not accept it. They then went to the court of King Vasu for justice. The king decided in the favour of Parvat under the pressure of Parvat’s mother. The King did not agree, although the public in general asked him not to do so, yet he continued to tell the lie .

On account of the sin of telling a lie, the throne of the King went underground & he died. He was reborn in hell. Therefore one should never tell a lie (untrue).