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Communication in Dharma and Daily Life

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Teacher: Tim Geil
Date: 2021-10-04 Monday


Practice and Reflection

This week, bring attention to communication in all forms, from verbal to written to electronic. Consider the elements of Wise Speech:

  • “It is spoken at the right time. It is spoken in truth. It is spoken affectionately. It is spoken beneficially. It is spoken with a mind of good-will.” (AN 5.198)

Reflect before, during and after communicating:

  • “This verbal act I am doing — is it leading to self-affliction, to the affliction of others, or to both? Is it an unskillful verbal act, with painful consequences, painful results?” (MN 61)

What do you learn about communication from these two reflections?


This recording was edited and prepared for publication by volunteer Aruna Bala.

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