We cannot talk about the fundamentals of Dharma without mentioning honesty. All we have to do is meet a truly honest person to know that honesty is infectious. We sense that it must take courage to live with honesty and integrity, but what it really takes is a love of the truth. Honesty in Dharma practice is simply the love of what is true. It is behind all of our inquiry and Dharma investigation. "What is going on here," is the soul searching question that opens the doors of the heart. We release our deceptions for two reasons, one is it is painful to deceive, the second is a profound urge to know the true causes and motivations for our defensiveness. That urge when properly honed will be our vehicle for the completion of the spiritual journey.