One morning, Akbar was pondering upon the truth and falsehood. After a few minutes of thinking, he asked his courtiers to differentiate between truth and falsehood in not more than three words. All the courtiers were puzzled and thought what made the emperor give them such a task. "You, too Birbal? I don't expect "you" to keep silent. said Akbar. Birbal quickly replied by saying, "Jahanpanah, I am keeping mum because I want to give other courtiers a chance to answer." "No other courtier has the answer," said Akbar. "Now, you tell me the difference between truth and untruth in three words or less", he added. What did Birbal say?



Birbal replied as 4 fingers so Akbar asked how is four fingers
so he replied the difference between truth n falsehood. 
so Birbal said that u see with your own eyes is always truth but what you hear might be false so Akbar said so y did you reply as 4 fingers
so he replied as the distance between a persons eye and ear is the width of 4 fingers
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