Sunday, February 11, 2018
The Noble Eightfold Path: Proper Speech - The First of the Three Moral Conduct Aspects of the Path
We should make an effort to notice and comment upon others' good qualities and achievements instead of venting frustration or anger towards them. We can give one another moral support, consolation in times of grieve, and share the Dharma with them. Speech is a powerful tool. When used wisely, many will benefit.
Proper Speech includes the avoidance of lying, rumor, harsh language, and idle talk.
Proper Speech includes praise when appropriate, constructive and compassionate criticism, healing words, truthful words, and silence when necessary.