Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Right Speech

Right speech deals with the way in which a Buddhist practitioner would best make use of their words. what is right speech? 
I.      Abandoning false speech... He speaks the truth, holds to the truth, is firm, reliable, no deceiver of the world...
II.     Abandoning divisive speech... What he has heard here he does not tell there to break those people
III.    Abandoning abusive speech... He speaks words that are soothing to the ear, that are affectionate, that go to the heart, that are polite, appealing and pleasing to people at large...
IV.    Abandoning idle chatter... He speaks in season, speaks what is factual.

Source : Buddhism - Path to Peace Community