Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Mindful Speech

Do not say untruthful things for the sake of personal interest or to impress people. Do not utter words that cause division and hatred. Do not spread news that you do not know to be certain. Do not criticize or condemn things of which you are not sure. Always speak truthfully and constructively. Have the courage to speak out about situations of injustice, even when doing so may threaten your own safety.

--The Ninth Precept of the Buddhist Order of Interbeing, from the book Interbeing, by Thich Nhat Hanh

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