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What, when, and how to Speak out:

The Buddha on Speech:
Such speech as the Perfect One knows to be untrue and incorrect,
disadvantageous, and which also
is unwelcome and disagreeable to
others, that he does not speak. (No need at all...)
Such speech as the Perfect One knows to be true and correct, yet
still
disadvantageous, and which also is unwelcome and disagreeable
to others, that
neither does he speak. (No advantage for listener!)
Such speech as the Perfect One knows to be both true and correct,
and also
advantageous, yet still unwelcome and disagreeable to others,
that speech the Perfect One awaits for the right time to say it!
(Correct constructive critique should fall, when it does not hurt!)
Such speech as the Perfect One knows to be untrue and incorrect,
disadvantageous, but pleasing, agreeable and welcome to others,
that he does neither speak.
(Empty and false flatter is all out...)
Such speech as the Perfect One knows to be both true and correct,
but
disadvantageous, though pleasing, agreeable & welcome to others,
that he does not speak.
(No speech, when no advantage for listener!)
Such speech as the Perfect One knows to be both true and correct,
advantageous, and also pleasing, agreeable and welcome, that speech
the Perfect One knows and picks the exact right time to speak.

(Making well timed maximum impact of advantage for listener!)
Majhima Nikāya 58 Abhaya Sutta: To Prince Abhaya (On Right Speech)

    


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




Video on Truth Triumphs:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6krgCDM-We0

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