Wednesday, October 18, 2006

The Buddha Says 22 ...

Better than a thousand useless verses is one useful verse, hearing which one attains peace.
Dhammapada 8 : 101

Reflection * How often have we, through ignorance or heedlessness uttered

1. words of untruth 2. words of slander 3. words of abuse or harshness 4. words of gossip

which bring or cause hurt, harm, discord or disharmony to others and eventually also to ourselves?

* Let us aspire to practise Right Speech ... to speak the Truth, to speak words which bring harmony and peace, to speak with kindness and mindfulness and to speak more of the Dhamma.

With Metta,

Bro. Oh Teik Bin

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