Buddha-Direct 4456: Pure as Gold..


Nobody Escapes Blame and Critique..

The Buddha said about BLAME:
This, Atula, is an ancient saying, yet timeless, and thus relevant even today:
They blame the one, who talks much. They blame the one, who says little.
They even blame the silent one… No-one in this world is never blamed!
Dhammapada Illustration 227 Background Story 227-230

There never was, nor will there ever be, nor does there exist one now,
who is only praised by all others, or solely blamed, by all others ….
Dhammapada Illustration 228 Background Story 227-230

The one examined carefully by the wise, yet still praised as peerless,
wise, learned, and genuinely good, like a ring of refined gold, who can
ever rightly blame such one? Even the divine Brahmas praise such one!
Dhammapada Illustration 229-30 Background Story 227-230

Comments: The Buddha once asked his students, "And what is right speech?
Abstaining from lying, from divisive speech, from abusive speech, and from
idle empty chatter: This is called right speech." SN 45.8

He also taught: "Monks, a statement endowed with five factors is well-spoken,
not ill-spoken. It is blameless and faultless by knowledgeable people. Which five?
It is true. It is well timed. It is kind. It is advantageous. Spoken from a good-will."
AN 5.198

Video on Truth always Triumphs!:

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

Pure as Gold..

Have a nice and Noble day.

Friendship is the Greatest!
Bhikkhu Samāhita _/_ ]

Mental Residence… — Tom’s Nature-up-close Photography and Mindfulness Blog

Do you take up residence in the antiquated, fabricated, and absorbed patterns of man? Or are you sagaciously swifter and more dynamically prudent than that, where they can’t (no matter how hard they look, with their old-fangled ways) ever find you? Though it’s really not a mere place, are you where they can’t ever […]

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Come into His Light | The Life Project

Posted by Don Merritt on October 30, 2016

This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth.  But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.

1 John 1:5-7 [more]

Source: Come into His Light | The Life Project