[60b top] Braisa: When selling one’s animal, the animal may not be made to have its hair stand up like a stick, nor may its intestines be inflated, nor may its meat be soaked in water (all which make it appear fatter than it actually is) [as these are fraudulent business practices involving misrepresentation].
Prac-T-cal Tidbits: We should try to be as honest as possible in all areas of our lives (especially in business). We need to be true to ourselves in order to gain strength to fight our evil inclinations. Knowing is half the battle, so we must be well aware of what we need to work on first, before attempting to overcome it. Verbalizing our thoughts help make them real and is a great tool to unlocking our personal powers (and connecting to Hashem).