One day a person met with the great Chanakya and said
” Do you know what I just heard about your friend”.
“Hold on for a minute ” chanakya replied.
“Before telling me anything about my friend I’d like you to pass a little test.” Chanakya said.
“It’s called the “Triple Filter Test”.
” “Triple Filter Test ” what is that test ” the person replied.
“Thats right” said Chanakya and continued.
“before you talk to me about my friend ,it might be a good idea to take a moment and filter what you are going to say.That’s why it is called the “Triple Filter Test”.
“The First Filter is “The Truth” .Have you made absolutely sure that what you are about to tell me its true?” Chanakya asked.
“No ” the man said ,”actually i just heard about it and …”
“All right “said Chanakya.
“So you dont know if its true or not. All rught.Let’s try thr second filter,”the Goodness” Chanakya replied.
“Is what you are about to tell me about my friend something “good?”
“No on the contrary…” the man starts to comment.
“So ,” Chanakya continued ,”you want to tell me something bad abut my friend,but you are not certain it’s true. Lets move on to the last test in which you might have a chance to pass.”
“It’s the test of usefullness”.
“Is what you are going to tell me about my friend is going to be useful to me ?” Chanakya asked.
“No ,not really.”the man replied.
“Well,” concluded Chanakya ,”if what you want to tell is neither “true” nor “good” nor even useful , why tell it to me at all?”and left the place.
Always remember to “Use this triple filter” each time you hear loose talk about any of your near or dear ones.Something really useful tip
to continue a long time friendship.It’s so worth applying in everyone’s life.