Why do we lie?

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Part of a series of meditations appearing on the Daily Dharma Gathering, a cloud-based meditation group that features live-streamed meditations by a rich spectrum of Buddhist teachers.

Why we have lied to others

  • Changing what is true with a motivation of personal gain
  • Little white lies designed to not hurt other people’s feelings
  • Understanding that lies fracture relationships and cause loss of trust
  • Guided meditation on motivation, regret, and forgiveness

Questions and answers

  • Not knowing the circumstances for why people lie
  • Differentiating lying from holding things back in order to avoid hurting someone
  • Having compassion for a liar while distancing oneself from unhealthy relationships

Guided meditation: Why do we lie? (download)

05-27-15 Why Do We Lie?

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