The journey of a 1000 miles begins with a single step

Language

On speech

Speak only endearing speech, speech that is welcomed. Speech, when it brings no evil to others, is a pleasant thing.
—Buddha

Singing Whale Sounds for Meditation


Right Speech

Sometimes we speak clumsily and create internal knots in others. Then we say, “I was just telling the truth.” It may be the truth, but if our way of 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 speaking to. Consider each word carefully before you say anything, so that your speech is “Right” in both form and content.

– Thich Nhat Hanh

from the book “The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching: Transforming Suffering into Peace, Joy, and Liberation”
ISBN: 978-0767903691 – http://amzn.to/17VOZql


Where language can’t go

At every moment where language can’t go , that is your mind.
– Bodhidharma