Harmful is all
Divisive Speech, which causes Conflict & Hostility!
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
divide me from my friends by divisive speech, splitting, disruptive, &
that would neither be pleasing nor agreeable to me. Similarly, if I were to
another from his friends by divisive speech, splitting, & causing disharmony
would neither be pleasing nor
agreeable nor acceptable to that other one either!
What is displeasing and disagreeable to me, is also displeasing and
to any other being too. How can I harm & hurt another being with what provoke
annoy and exasperate myself? Having reflected repeatedly thus, then gradually:
1: He/she will carefully avoid all divisive, splitting, disruptive, & evil
2: He/she will persuade others also to abstain from all divisive wrong speech...
3: He/she will praise speaking only harmony that unites friends and even foes...
In this very way is this advantageous verbal behaviour purified in 3
Buddha once noted:
Beings are born with an axe in their mouth by which they cut their own
Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta
section 55: Sotāpattisamyutta.
Thread 7: To the people at the Bamboo gate...
should never harm other beings by Dividing them with Splitting Speech!
More on Not Splitting by Speech:
And on Right Speech