Do you agree with the poet in ‘Where the Mind is Without Fear’ when he states that our aim of life should be realization of truth? / Why does the poet feel that the words should come out from the depth of truth?
Yes, I agree with the poet’s idea regarding truth. In fact, truth should prevail over anything and everything.
The poet feels that his countrymen should speak the utmost truth because that is one of the essential qualities of a progressive nation. If they are not good at heart, how can they lead a happy and peaceful life? If someone deal in lies, that can have disastrous impact on his life. One lie leads to another, and one is sure to be caught sooner or later. Thus one loses his credibility and no one can believe or depend on him/her. As a consequence, he cannot succeed in his mission. On the other hand, a truthful person can enjoy the faith of others around him. That gives him a positive energy and confidence to stay focused and reach his goal in the end. So, to the poet, possessing good moral qualities was more important than mere political freedom.
To indicate how important truthfulness is Vivekananda said, “Everything can be sacrificed for truth, but truth cannot be sacrificed for anything.” and “Dare to seek Truth even through hell.”
Not only that, our own national emblem (India) declares the motto as “Satyameva Jayate” or “Truth alone triumphs.”