04 December 2010

Right Speech

“I will speak at the right time, not at the wrong time.”

“I will say what is factual, not what is not factual.”

“I will speak gently, not harshly.”

“I will say what is connected with the goal [the matter at hand], not what is unconnected to the goal [the matter at hand].”

“I will speak with an attitude of good will, and not with inner aversion.”

- Cullavagga IX.5.2