We have to keep our promises at any cost. It is always easy to make a promise. We promise to meet our friends at a particular time. We promise to help somebody. That way we make promises. But it is very difficult to keep them. Sometimes, we may forget it. Sometimes, we don’t like to keep our word. That is always bad. Once make a promise,we have to keep it. Some times we may find it difficult to keep it. Yet, we have to. Therefore, we have to think twice before we give a word. Once the word is given, it must be kept up.
Keeping promises wins us respect and honor. If we go on breaking them, no one believes us. We lose honor and respect.
You may have heard the story of the Mahabharata. In the story, Duryodhana, the Kaurava prince made Karna the king of Anga Rajya. In return, Karna promised his friend to stand by him till the end of his life. And he lived up to it. He resisted all temptations. So, many incidents in this epic sow the importance of keeping promises.
The father our nation mahatma Gandhi also honored his word several times. Before he left England, he promised his mother that he would not eat non-vegetarian food. And he remained a vegetarian all his life. He also promised himself never to speak lies in his childhood. Even then he remained truthful till the end.
So, you see, breaking a promise is a sin. God never likes it. Let us be truthful god. Let us keep our promise, come what may.