Eightfold Noble Path–The Significance of Right Speech

Topics Include: 1) Two fundamental concepts underlying the teaching of right speech: (a) the unfolding structure of the Eightfold Noble Path as the description of the mechanics of how Karma unfolds in the world, and (b) the concept of right speech as a commitment to Truth as the fundamental basis for the process of spiritual awakening in our lives. 2) Right Speech as a moral imperative VS Right Speech as a purification of the mind. 3) Ethics as a form of moral restraint as in the West as opposed to ethics as as a means to achieve harmony in the world. 4) Ethics as a vehicle of non-self or anatta in the sense of finding that sense of common humanity that transcends differences and unites all humankind.
December 26, 2020
41 min.

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