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Buddhist ethical conduct including the Five Precepts (Pañcasikkhāpada), and Eightfold Ethical Conduct (Aṭṭhasīla).
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right speech

Postby befriend » Wed Dec 07, 2011 6:09 pm

i realized its not harmonious to mumble harsh speech under my breath and be sarcastically harsh. so i made a concious effort to stop that. and i feel like now that is making my intention pure. my mind felt very upright in meditation yesterday, because i decided to let go of the last little bet of a harmful intention. i think right speech is incredibly important. we should be aware how even in our thoughts we judge people and call them names. i think that helps keep us from SAYING things that are harmful. so im just saying it feels good now to not have any INTENTIONS of harshness. i think we overlook right speech because we dont see it as so much of a big deal, but every little bit helps unify and harmonize our minds. metta, Befriend
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Re: right speech

Postby Jhana4 » Wed Dec 07, 2011 6:23 pm

In reading the scriptures, there are two kinds of mistakes:
One mistake is to cling to the literal text and miss the inner principles.
The second mistake is to recognize the principles but not apply them to your own mind, so that you waste time and just make them into causes of entanglement.

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Re: right speech

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Wed Dec 07, 2011 6:31 pm

To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
-Dhp. 183

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Re: right speech

Postby befriend » Wed Dec 07, 2011 6:33 pm

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Re: right speech

Postby befriend » Wed Dec 07, 2011 6:35 pm

what i mean to say is my mind feels like every channel i have is going in the same direction. the point is to not let your some of your chi go one direction, make it all go in the same direction and it wont be weak.
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Re: right speech

Postby daverupa » Wed Dec 07, 2011 7:12 pm

It is purifying the beginning of wholesome states.

Sadhu!

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Re: right speech

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Re: right speech

Postby befriend » Thu Dec 08, 2011 2:15 am

that didnt work. it actually just bottled it all up inside. then i just snapped at my dad, because he accused me of something i didnt do. i reacted disproportionately to the situation. how can i not be harsh in speech??????? i dont want to repress it or suppress it then it just comes out. but i dont want to talk back harshly at people please any help would be very appreciated. metta, befriend
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Re: right speech

Postby befriend » Sat Dec 10, 2011 3:02 am

i think forgiving people who speek harshly to me, will heal my anger. i dont want to get to heady with it and make it complicated.
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Re: right speech

Postby Oh.Wow » Fri Dec 23, 2011 2:35 am

Hello, befriend. From what I know, speaking harshly under ones breath is certainly considered wrong speech, and if it's not, then there is certainly ill will, which does cause suffering. You have made a very important connection between the speech we use, and the states of mind that arise as a result of that speech - if one speaks harshly, their mind state will be harsh, hateful, and unwholesome, whereas if one refrains from harsh speech, their mind will be smooth, concentrated, and wholesome. Sadhu, indeed!
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Re: right speech

Postby befriend » Fri Dec 23, 2011 5:26 pm

my teacher said i should observethe anger as a meditation object, this will insightfully distance me from the anger, because as we know all things are not mine. mindfulness of anger will not suppress it, or express it. the middle path.
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