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Words to a Dying Cat: On Buddhist Right Speech vs. Quaker Testimony of Integrity

published 1728 days ago in Blog

…I can remember. While Buddhism has a practice of Right Speech, this practice differences significantly from the … Quaker Testimony of Integrity; in that Right Speech usually requires telling the truth, but not … speaking causes unnecessary suffering, it is not Right Speech. The truth must be presented in ways that others … can accept. Words that damage or destroy are not Right Speech. Before you speak, understand the person you are … trying to calm her down. At that moment, I chose Right Speech over Integrity. My husband, who is neither Quaker …