Monday, 14 April 2014


There are these five modes of speech which people use when speaking to you-
Speech that is
Timely or untimely,
True or false,
Gently or harsh,
With a good or a harmful motive,
And with a loving heart or hostility.                                                                                                              

Some might speak to you using speech that is-
Timely or untimely;
Some might speak to you according to-
Truth or falsely;
Some might speak to you-
Gently or harshly;
Some might speak to you-
With a good motive or with a harmful motive;
Some might speak to you-
With a loving heart or with hostility.                                                                                                                      

On all occasions,
You should train yourselves thus:
Neither shall our minds be affected by this,
Nor for this matter shall we give vent to evil words,
But we shall remain full of concern and pity,
With a mind of love,
And we shall not give in to hatred.                                                                                                                      

On the contrary,
We shall live projecting thought of universal love to that person,
Making him as well as the whole world the object of our thoughts of universal love-
Thoughts that have grown-
Exalted and
We shall dwell radiating thoughts which are void of hostility and ill will.
It is in this way that you should train yourselves.

                               ~HOW TO MEET EVIL WITH GOOD~
                                 ~ACHARYA  BUDDHARAKKHITA~


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