Zipping our lips

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A series of talks based on Don’t Believe Everything You Think given at Sravasti Abbey’s monthly Sharing the Dharma Day starting in March 2013. The book is a commentary on The 37 Practices of Bodhisattvas.

Harsh words disturb the minds of others
And cause deterioration in a Bodhisattva’s conduct.
Therefore give up harsh words
Which are unpleasant to others—
This is the practice of Bodhisattvas.

  • The disadvantages of harsh speech
    • They push others away and harm our relationships
    • They cause deterioration in the Bodhisattva’s conduct
    • They disturb our minds and the minds of others
  • Stories of those who transformed their mind to avoid harsh speech and remain calm in adversity

SDD 34: Zipping our lips (download)

06-12-16 Zipping Our Lips – SDD

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