Right Speech - Samma Vaca

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Right Speech - Samma Vaca

Postby Nosta » Mon Jul 09, 2012 7:58 pm

Samma Vaca, or Right Speech, is an important precept.

Maybe most of people here know it well, but its never to much to relearn or re-read such things again. Speaking well, using the right words, the right manners and choosing carefully what to say can be a great way to generate good karma and benefit other beings. The opposite is also true, thats why one must remember such important precept.

Briefly, the Right Speech is:
1- Do not lie; tell the truth.
2- Do not speak wrongly about others; when speaking about others, speak in such a way that it will create harmony, not division.
3- Dont use harsh words; be gentle while speaking.
4- Dont have idle chat; speak only when necessary.

Of course that this is the resume. Also note that Right Speech includes a negative part ("dont do this...") and a positive one ("speak like this or like that...").

Since i dont have the wisdow of a Buddha, i let Buddha himself teaching you more about how to use Right Speech. See the link below, because it covers many situations. When reading the article, one will feel fresh and new. I really enjoy reading the words of Buddha :)

http://www.accesstoinsight.org/ptf/dhamma/sacca/sacca4/samma-vaca/index.html
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Re: Right Speech - Samma Vaca

Postby Wesley1982 » Mon Jul 09, 2012 10:17 pm

Looks like its from a speech therapist.
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Re: Right Speech - Samma Vaca

Postby Bonsai Doug » Mon Jul 09, 2012 10:29 pm

Wesley1982 wrote:Looks like its from a speech therapist.

Click on the link that was provided in that post: http://www.accesstoinsight.org/ptf/dham ... index.html
Now having obtained a precious human body,
I do not have the luxury of remaining on a distracted path.

~ Tibetan Book of the Dead
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Re: Right Speech - Samma Vaca

Postby Nosta » Mon Jul 09, 2012 11:00 pm

Yes, the link speaks better than me :D
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