Words Matter: Right Speech

Words Matter.

“What is the most destructive organ in the human body?
What is the most helpful organ in the human body?”
Answer:
“The tongue (along with the lips, lungs, teeth and vocal chords)”

I find it helpful  to ask myself this question before I speak:

Are these words as beautiful, necessary, and effective as silence?

 

“Monks, a statement endowed with five factors is well-spoken, not ill-spoken. It is blameless & unfaulted by knowledgeable people. Which five?

“It is spoken at the right time.

It is spoken in truth.

It is spoken affectionately.

It is spoken beneficially.

It is spoken with a mind of good-will.”

— AN 5.198

“So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets” -international version of the King James Bible.

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