Discourse No. (56)
TRUTH AND LOVE ARE INSEPARABLE LINKS
There is no religion greater than TRUTH, says the Theosophist. This is too true. God is TRUTH and to reach Him, you must practice Truth in all respects. Truth is a very comprehensive word. It is not merely the opposite of untruth. It bears a wider meaning. In fact, it is a conglomeration all virtues. Truth means righteousness and all positive virtues allied to it such as integrity, sincerity, solemnity, humility, purity, selflessness, sacrifice and, above all, surrender to the Will of God.
Truth represents the male side of virtues. Love represents the female side of virtues and where Truth is practiced,
Love must instantly follow. Truth and Love are brother a sister qualities in man, which have to be developed equally. You cannot neglect Truth and follow Love only, not neglect Love and follow Truth only. They are inseparable in fact If you are righteous, you must love your neighbor, as you love yourself, it shall be only be in the spirit of righteousness and no other. Love and Righteousness are complementary terms. They make one whole.
To Love God is to love Truth and all mankind.
Love is a dynamic force in the universe. Christ came to earth for the love of mankind and a sincere desire to redeem men of their sins and follies. He taught them the path of love and weaned them from the path of folly through his own great Love and Sacrifice. The four corners of the square which one must always keep in mind, if one wants to reach the goal, are Truth and Righteousness, Love and Sacrifice.
OM SAI RAM, SRI SAI RAM, JAI JAI SAI RAM!!