Honesty is Trust, Honesty is Truthful, Honesty is Guarantee, Honesty is Confidence Honesty is Consistence, Honesty is Convincing, Honesty is Certainty, Honesty is Credibility, Honesty is Reliability, Honesty is Authenticity, Honesty is Integrity, Honesty is Accuracy, Honesty is Commitment, Honesty is Sincerity, Honesty is Security, Honesty is Reality, Honesty is a Must.
Honesty characteristically never deceives, it’s function is to verify the actual & factual, it’s manifestation is excellence… Sincere exact truthfulness is the proximate cause of honesty!..
Honesty, however, makes you quite worthy of respect. If one is painstakingly honest towards oneself, one is also meticulously honest towards others. If one however deceives oneself, believing own lies, one automatically also deceives others, betraying them.
Make an island of yourself, be your own light & illumination, make yourself your only safe haven; there is no other protection. Make Truth your only island, make Truth your sole refuge; make Truth your lone lamp; there is no other luminosity. – Digha Nikaya, 16
The straight person, self-controlled, keeping precepts, open & honest, is both worthy & fit for the yellow robe. The hiding person, uncontrolled, immoral, keeping secrets, not honest, is neither worthy nor fit for the yellow robe. – Dhammapada 9+10
Overcome the furious by friendship; overcome the evil one by goodness; overcome the stasher by generosity; overcome the liar by truth. – Dhammapada 223
The one who destroys life; The one who speaks false; The one who takes what is not given; The one who mates with another’s partner; The one who is addicted to drugs and alcohol; Such one – even in this world – digs up his own root!!! – Dhammapada 246-47