Seido talks about the precept “Do Not Speak Dishonestly – Communicate Truthfully.” Talks on precepts include four lenses – the absolute truth illustrated in the line “the sweet dew covers the earth and within it lies the truth.” The relative truth points to our need to use language wisely and truthfully and how hard that can be. Finally, the lens of the collective points to cultural lies that cause suffering. The lens of compassion gathers the energy of understanding towards the fears that at the root of speaking dishonestly.