Right speech in an age of fake news

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A talk given at the The Buddhist Library in Singapore.

  • The importance of the truth
  • The truth has to be accompanied by a good motivation
  • The truth does not include little white lies
  • Nagarjuna gives advice on the truth in Precious Garland
  • The truth and intention
  • We need friends who tell us the truth
  • For your own sake always speak the truth
  • Making decisions based on short term and long term benefits
  • Questions
    • How do we avoid idle talk so others don’t think we’re rude?
    • How do you help two people who have a problem with each other?
    • How do I deal with a concern about what others think about me?
    • Is there a spectrum of truth?

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