some members of this forum are quite consistently at odds with this principle and i feel it needs to be addressed in hope that it helps them to reconsider their patterns of communication, and addressed publicly for a greater educational effect similarly to confessions practiced in the SanghaCunda Kammaraputta Sutta (AN 10.176) wrote:"And how is one made impure in four ways by verbal action? There is the case where a certain person engages... in abusive speech. He speaks words that are harsh, cutting, bitter to others, abusive of others, provoking anger and destroying concentration.
"And how is one made pure in four ways by verbal action? There is the case where a certain person... abandoning abusive speech, abstains from abusive speech. He speaks words that are soothing to the ear, that are affectionate, that go to the heart, that are polite, appealing & pleasing to people at large.
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