True or False

14717276_885680428198100_3947761358165614914_nIf a statement is ‘true’ but leads to harm, it is, in fact, false.

What is the real meaning of true and untrue?

That which is helpful to others is true.

—Kambala, Alokamala v 37

A statement endowed with five factors is well-spoken, not ill-spoken.

It is blameless and  not faulted by knowledgeable people. Which five?

It is spoken at the right time. It is spoken in truth.

It is spoken affectionately. It is spoken beneficially.

It is spoken with a mind of good-will.

—Buddha Shakyamuni

About Tashi Nyima

I am a Dharma student, and aspire to be a companion on the path. I trust that these texts can offer a general approach and basic tools for practicing the Buddha's way to enlightenment. ||| Soy un estudiante del Dharma, y aspiro a ser un compañero en el sendero. Espero que estos textos ofrezcan a algunos un mapa general y herramientas básicas para la práctica del sendero a la iluminación que nos ofrece el Buda.
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One Response to True or False

  1. marthachapman1942@yahoo.com says:

    Thank you Tashi. 

    Sent from myMail for iOS

    Thursday, October 20, 2016, 9:11 AM -0500 from Great Middle Way : >Tashi Nyima posted: “If a statement is ‘true’ but leads to harm, it is, in fact, false.

    What is the real meaning of true and untrue?

    That which is helpful to others is true.

    —Kambala, Alokamala v 37

    A statement endowed with five factors is well-spoken, not ill-spoken.

    It” >

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