One can utter a lie if it can give greater punya than telling the truth. A lie which can give the result of telling a truth such lies can be uttered. At such times it is not necessary to tell the truth.
Themselves they stand in the scorching sun, but offer the shade to others; their fruits are also for other only. Thus, trees are like noble people.
As long as the body is hale and healthy, and when death is far off, then itself, one should do whatever is ultimately good for oneself. What would one accomplish at the end of one’s life?