One of the Five Precepts for ethical conduct, traditionally Right Speech is defined as the avoidance of four types of harmful communication: lies, divisive speech, harsh speech, and idle chatter. Even with these clear directions, though, factoring Right Speech into our daily lives can be exceedingly difficult. Tricycle Teachings: Right Speech is full of insight and advice from Buddhist teachers on how to successfully bring Right Speech into the interactions and relationships we care most about.
Table of Contents
1. "Right Speech," by the Buddha
2. "Say it Right," by Katy Butler
3. "Skillful Speech," by Allan Lokos
4. "The Buddhist Guide to Gossip," by Nancy Baker
5. "Family Dharma: Right Speech Reconsidered," by Beth Roth
6. "Right Speech from a Tibetan Buddhist Perspective," by Roger Jackson
7. "Right Speech in Marriage," by Susan Piver Brown
8. "Right Lying," by Lin Jensen
9. "The Truth about Gossip," by Bhikshuni Thubten Chodron
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