Indeed, when we take the time to investigate the Buddha's advice comes thru pretty loud and clear about what constitutes right speech. Interestingly, I too have found that it really reduces all vocal critical comments considerably. Much of the time I realize that nothing I had wanted
to say really needs
to be said.
Quite liberating, if practiced with diligence.
Less mental gunk for us to share with others,
and to carry.
"As Buddhists, we should aim to develop relationships that are not predominated by grasping and clinging. Our relationships should be characterised by the brahmaviharas of metta (loving kindness), mudita (sympathetic joy), karuna (compassion), and upekkha (equanimity)."
~post by Ben, Jul 02, 2009