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Before telling anything..

Author: ; Published On: ಮಂಗಳವಾರ, ದಶಂಬರ 15th, 2009;

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One day an acquaintance came to meet Chanakya and said to him excitedly ,
“do you know what I just heard about your friend ?”

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” Just wait a while”, Chanakya replied.” Before you tell me anything I would like you to go through a little test which I call the triple filter
test”.
” What’s that?” asked the acquaintance.
” I will tell you”, Chanakya said.” Before you talk to me about my friend,it might be a good idea to take a moment and filter what you are going to say..
That is why I call it the Triple filter test. The first filter is ‘Truth.’
Are you sure that what you are about to tell me is true?”
“No”, the man said.” Actually, I just heard about it.”
“All right”, said Chanakya.” So you don’t really know if it is true or not.
Now lets us try the second Filter, the filter of ‘Goodness’.
Is what you are about to tell me about my friend something good?”
“No, on the contrary..”
“So”, Chanakya continued,” You wanted to tell me something bad about him,but you are not certain it is true. You may still pass the test because there is one filter left; the filter of ‘Usefulness’.
Is what you want to tell me about my friend going to be useful to me?”
“No, not really…”
“Well”, Continued Chanakya,” If you want to tell me what may not be true and is neither good nor useful, why tell it to me at all?”
MORAL OF THE STORY: He who repeats the ill he hears of another is the true
slanderer ..

8 Responses to Before telling anything..

  1. JaiGanesh

    Kautilya neeti :

    Dimaag ko sahi raaste per laane ke liye achchha marg hai…

    Pranaam!

    Jai Ganesh!

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  2. Anuradha Parvathi

    superb

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  3. Raghavendra Narayana

    If such filters are applied by many people, there would be lots of Silence and very less unnecessary activities.

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  4. vdaithota

    but ‘gossip’ is a way of time pass right?!! there is a human category, leave with gossiping.. if every body starts filtering, God, what could be their fate….???!!!!!:D

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  5. Shreekant Hegde

    ದೀರ್ಘದಂಡ ಗುರುಗಳೇ,

    ಹೌದು, ಹೀಂಗೇ ಆಗ್ತಿದ್ದು, ಸತ್ಯವೂ ಉತ್ತಮವೂ, ಸರ್ವಪ್ರಯೋಜನಕಾರಿಯೂ ಅದರೊಂದಿಗೆ ಜಿಂದಗಿಯನ್ನು ಗುಣಾತ್ಮಕವಾಗಿ ಬದಲಾಯಿಸಬಹುದಾದದ್ದೂ ಆದ ಒಂದು ವಿಚಾರವನ್ನು ಹೇಳ್ತೆ ಬಾ ಅಂದ್ರೆ ತಪ್ನಗಂಡು ಓಡಾಡ್ತ, ಪ್ರಯೋಜ್ನಕ್ಕಿಲಿಗಿದ್ದ ” ಗಾಸಿಪ್ ” ಹೇಳ್ತೆ ಅಂದ್ರೆ ಪುರ್ಸತ್ ಮಾಡ್ಕಂಡ್ ಕೂತ್ಗತ್ತ.

    ಹರೇ ರಾಮ ರಾಮ…

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  6. K. Subrahmanya Bhat

    ONE MUST KEEP THESE QUESTIONS IN THE BALANCESHEET OF LIFE AS ASSET.
    “CHANAKYA THE REAL LEGEND”

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  7. Ganesh Adiga

    Nice one. Hope all gossipmongers give a thought to it.

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  8. Roopa Bhat

    Wonderful story. Everybody should read this.

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