the Buddha taught us to do what is skillful and not what is unskillful. if one uses skillful speech one never has to lie.
Q. does my butt look fat in these?
A. you know, i like the black dress better, really turns me on
you never really have to lie if you can use a little mindfulness and know who you're talking to
resorting to lying (in these types of situations), even white lies is a sign of a lack of skill more than it is a moral dilemma.
the Nazi thing may be a bit different but i'm sure there is a skillful way out of this situation as well, fortunately for me I've never had to be in such a situation so i am not well equipped to give advice about hiding Jews from Nazis.
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the mountain may be heavy in and of itself, but if you're not trying to carry it it's not heavy to you- Ajaan Suwat