In the movie Doubt, with Meryl Streep, a Chasidic tale was used to tell about the danger of improper speech:
A man went about a community telling tales, the once happy community grew divided. Later when the rabbi found out, the man wanted to make amends. He was told to "Take a feather pillow, cut it open, and scatter the feathers to the winds." The man thought this was a strange request, but he did it gladly. He was then told "Now, go and gather the feathers. Because you can no more make amends for the damage your words have done than you can recollect the feathers."
Is it possible to make amends in accordance with the Dhamma?
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