Friday, October 22, 2010


A conscientious person commenced professional prac­tice of law. He did not like the jugglery between truth and falsehoods that has to be perpetrated in the profes­sion of a lawyer. He met ShriMaharaj and said, 'This profession cannot be run without juggling with falsehoods. What can one do about it ?' ShriMaharaj said to him, "Although to discover the truth is the aim of the law, in a court a case is decided upon the evidence presented; that is, if someone has committed a theft or a murder, but it is not established by evidence, then he is discharged as be­ing not guilty. On the other hand, if enough evidence is fabricated, even an innocent person may be convicted and sentenced. What this means is that everything depends on evidence. Therefore, there can. be no objection to doing such dishonesty as is required to establish the truth in the eyes of the law. That is necessary precisely for attain­ing the objective of the law. But one must first make sure what the truth is.