Eightfold Noble Path–Frivolous Speech

Topics Include: 1) Learning to let go of our despair and anguish over the course of world events in Burma and America. 2) Review of the four forms of speech through quotations of the Buddha from the sutras. Wrong speech, slanderous speech, and harsh speech. 3) The negative consequences of useless or frivolous speech. Restrictions on speech in the monastic context and the necessity for small talk in lay situations. 4) The influence of modern technology and social media on frivolous speech. 5) Observing mindfulness of speech in our daily life activities at home, work and in our daily interactions. 6) The fundamental importance of truth in the Dharma and why Buddhism is consistently corroborated by science. 7) Why we should be so grateful that things were not worse on January 6th, 2021.
February 13, 2021
62 min.

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