Truth and kindliness (was Re: DWJ in Israeli newspaper)

mecha godscylla mechagodscylla at hotmail.com
Tue Feb 17 12:45:54 EST 2004



This topic puts me in mind of the concept of 'right speech' in Buddhism.  
Here's a primer:
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/ptf/samma-vaca.html

Sounds like #3 under "The criteria for deciding what is worth saying"

"[3] "In the case of words that the Tathagata knows to be factual, true, 
beneficial, but unendearing & disagreeable to others, he has a sense of the 
proper time for saying them."

Handy, no? Don't ask me what a tathagata is.

Elise

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