The rabbit and the hunter.
A man sits on a patch of grass in the fork in a road meditating peacefully. He’s a monk and has taken many vows, two of which are honesty and do-no-harm.
He looks up to see a rabbit running past him taking a right at the fork. A couple seconds later a hunter with a rifle appears in front of him. The hunter is out of breath and asks the monk, “Did you see a rabbit run past? Which way did he go?”
If he’s tells the hunter correctly, keeping his vow of honesty, the rabbit will be killed. If he lies, which violates his vows of being truthful, the rabbit will be spared it’s life. He must answer. To say nothing is as bad as a lie.
How does the monk answer? Which answer is ‘the truth’?