What are the harsh words of Pali?

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What are the harsh words of Pali?

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What are the harsh words (Parusa Vacha) of Pali?
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The Buddha (and presumably his disciples) used harsh or rough (pharusa) speech which was displeasing (amanāpa) to those it was aimed at. His criticism of Arittha in MN 22 is a good example:
Then the Blessed One, seeing that the monk Arittha Formerly-of-the-Vulture-Killers was sitting silent, abashed, his shoulders drooping, his head down, brooding, at a loss for words, said to him, "Worthless man, you will be recognized for your own pernicious viewpoint..."
And there were probably obscenities and purely abusive terms and use of words in whatever language the Buddha spoke. But if we can't find them now, it's because of the way Pali evolved or was transmitted. It was used to record the Buddha's utterances, and to explain his teachings. It didn't survive as a "householder" language where people swear at one another or use obscenities and abuse. So these harsh words, having no part to play in the practice, were not passed down to us.
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SarathW wrote: Sat Jan 21, 2023 9:35 am What are the harsh words (Parusa Vacha) of Pali?
https://sdhammika.blogspot.com/2008/05/insults.html
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