In Spirit and In Truth
The compassionate spirit of Bodhisattva is always mindful of others, their suffering, their need of liberation, a greater good not confined or limited to one’s own narrow vision of personal needs, beliefs and interests including religious or spiritual interests. If a religious sect has made some errors somewhere along the way, chose truth over sectarian affiliation.
The five precepts include ahimsa: non-violence in thought, word and deed, also truthfulness. Truthfulness and ahimsa are never dispensed with at any time, never suspended but always are to be adhered to by groups and individuals with there never being any valid excuse to suspend those principles in the name of some worldly “cause”.
In some of the well-known branches of Sant Mat where The Five Names (Panch Naam) is the guru mantra, the top name includes a word that means “Truth”. The Eternal Truth is a name for God (Sat Purush). So there is never to be any denial of truth. Truth that may brings about the winds of change in our life is never to be feared. Run into the embrace of truth as fast as you can. The closer we are to truth, the closer we are to God. Truth, Sat, Haq. “God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” (John 4:24 Tree of Life translation)
— James Bean