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Nobody Escapes Blame and Critique..

The Buddha said about BLAME:
This, Atula, is an ancient saying, yet timeless, and thus relevant even today:
They blame the one, who talks much. They blame the one, who says little.
They even blame the silent one... No-one in this world is never blamed!
Dhammapada Illustration 227 Background Story 227-230


There never was, nor will there ever be, nor does there exist one now,
who is only praised by all others, or solely blamed, by all others ....
Dhammapada Illustration 228 Background Story 227-230


The one examined carefully by the wise, yet still praised as peerless,
wise, learned, and genuinely good, like a ring of refined gold, who can
ever rightly blame such one? Even the divine Brahmas praise such one!
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Comments: The Buddha once asked his students, "And what is right speech?
Abstaining from lying, from divisive speech, from abusive speech, and from
idle empty chatter: This is called right speech."
SN 45.8

He also taught: "Monks, a statement endowed with five factors is well-spoken,
not ill-spoken. It is blameless and faultless by knowledgeable people. Which five?
It is true. It is well timed. It is kind. It is advantageous. Spoken from a good-will."

AN 5.198


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More on Right Speech (Sammā-Vācā):
What is Right Speech?, Fourfold_Right_Speech, Not_Splitting,
Truth_Triumphs, Not_Scolding, Not_Deceiving,
Not_Gossiping, Samma-Vaca,

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