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Drop of Dhamma Delight!

Friends:

Harmful is all false speech, lying, pretending, deceiving, and misleading!


Once in Savatthi the Blessed Buddha said this:
What, householder friends, is the Dhamma explanation befitting for oneself?
Here, householder friends, a Noble Disciple reflects thus: If someone were to
damage my welfare with false speech, lying, pretending, deceiving, and misleading,
that would neither be pleasing, nor agreeable to me. Similarly, if I were to speak
false to, lie to, pretend, deceive, and mislead another being, that would damage
that being's welfare, and would neither be pleasing, nor agreeable, nor acceptable
to that other being either....
What is displeasing and disagreeable to me, is also displeasing and disagreeable
to any other being too. How can I harm and hurt another being with what provoke,
annoy, and exasperate myself? Having reflected thus repeatedly, then gradually:
1: He/she will carefully avoid all false speech, deception, and deceitfulness...
2: He/she will persuade others also to abstain from all deceiving, and lying...
3: He/she will praise speaking only honest, trustworthy, and plain dry truth...
In this very way is this advantageous verbal behaviour purified in 3 respects!

"Eat bread and salt, and speak the truth.." Russian proverb.



Source (edited extract):
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikāya. [V:354-5] section 55:
Sotāpattisamyutta.
Thread 7: To the people at the Bamboo gate...


More on Not Deceiving and Right Speech (Sammā Vācā):
https://www.accesstoinsight.org/ptf/samma-vaca.html
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Truth_Triumphs.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Not_Splitting.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Not_Scolding.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Not_Deceiving.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Not_Gossiping.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/What_is_Right_Speech.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Fourfold_Right_Speech.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Optimal_Observance_IV.htm

You can run away from your mistake, but not from your regret.
You can play with your drama, but not with your karma.
Theravada Buddhist Chaiteet Heng, Malaysia

One should never Harm other beings by Deceiving them with False Speech!

Truth always Triumphs! 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6krgCDM-We0
 

Avoid all False Speech!


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