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Right speech in an age of fake news

Right speech in an age of fake news

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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Venerable Thubten Chodron

Venerable Chodron emphasizes the practical application of Buddha’s teachings in our daily lives and is especially skilled at explaining them in ways easily understood and practiced by Westerners. She is well known for her warm, humorous, and lucid teachings. She was ordained as a Buddhist nun in 1977 by Kyabje Ling Rinpoche in Dharamsala, India, and in 1986 she received bhikshuni (full) ordination in Taiwan. Read her full bio.