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Ten wholesome topics of conversation from RIGHT SPEECH

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There are these ten topics of [proper] conversation. Which ten? Talk on modesty, on contentment, on seclusion, on non-entanglement, on arousing persistence, on virtue, on concentration, on discernment, on release, and on the knowledge & vision of release. These are the ten topics of conversation. If you were to engage repeatedly in these ten topics of conversation, you would outshine even the sun & moon, so mighty, so powerful — to say nothing of the wanderers of other sects.


Kinds of speech to be avoided by contemplatives

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Whereas some priests and contemplatives, living off food given in faith, are addicted to talking about lowly topics such as these — talking about kings, robbers, ministers of state; armies, alarms, and battles; food and drink; clothing, furniture, garlands, and scents; relatives; vehicles; villages, towns, cities, the countryside; women and heroes; the gossip of the street and the well; tales of the dead; tales of diversity [philosophical discussions of the past and future], the creation of the world and of the sea, and talk of whether things exist or not — he abstains from talking about lowly topics such as these. This, too, is part of his virtue

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Right Speech - 8 noble path

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Speak only the speech
that neither torments self
nor does harm to others.
That speech is truly well spoken.

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

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Hugo

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The way to ascend unto God is to descend into one's self

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Anita Roddick

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if you can create an honorable
livelihood, where you take your skills
and use them and you earn a living from
it, it gives you a sense of freedom and
allows you to balance your life the way
you want.

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Charles Darwin

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It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change

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Unknown

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You can break that big plan into small
steps and take the first step right away

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Unknown

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You must learn to be still in the midst
of activity and to be vibrantly alive in
repose.

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Unknown

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Have a bias toward action - let's see
something happen now.

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Unknown

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When you run an entrepreneurial business,
you have hurry sickness - you don't look
back, you advance and consolidate. But it
is such fun.

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We were most creative when our back was
against the wall.

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Right Speech

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One should speak only that word by which one would not torment oneself nor harm others. That word is indeed well spoken.

"One should speak only pleasant words, words which are acceptable (to others). What one speaks without bringing evils to others is pleasant

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Five keys to right speech

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Monks, a statement endowed with five factors is well-spoken, not ill-spoken. It is blameless & unfaulted 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

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Buddhist Scripture

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The person who lies,
who transgress in this one thing,
transcending concern for the world beyond:
there's no evil
he might not do


Guy Finley Author, Musician, Motivational speaker

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Step Out of the Shadow of Dark Thoughts and Feelings



Your True Self is untouchable by any dark thought or feeling,
much in the same way as the sun has no shadows within or around it

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black guy with dreads from " Secret "movie.

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Compassion is an understanding that there is a lack of understanding in other people....

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Ivanovitch Gurdjieff

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Man lives his life in sleep, and in sleep he dies.


Gurdjieff claimed that people do not perceive reality, as they are not conscious of themselves, but live in a state of hypnotic "waking sleep."

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George Santayana, philosopher (1863-1952)

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All living souls welcome whatever they are ready to cope with; all else they ignore, or pronounce to be monstrous and wrong, or deny to be possible

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David R. Hawkins

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Choose to see the beauty, perfection and sacredness of all life

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David R. Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D. (1927- )

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The phenomenon of enlightenment is analogous to the shining forth of the sun when the clouds have been removed


unknown but sent to em by my Yoga teacher.

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Ready or not some day it will all come to an end. There will be no more sunrises, no days, no hours or minutes. All the things you collected, whether treasured or forgotten, will pass to someone else. Your grudges, resentments, frustrations, and jealousies will finally disappear. Your skin color, gender, ethnicity will be irrelevant. So what will matter? What will matter is not what you bought but what you built. Not what you got but what you gave. What will matter is every act of integrity, compassion, courage and sacrifice that enriched, empowered, or encouraged others to emulate your example. What will matter is your character. Living a life that matters doesn’t happen by accident. Choose to live a life that matters!

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Mother Teresa of Calcutta (1910-1997)

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See how nature - trees, flowers, grass - grows in silence;

see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence...

we need silence to be able to touch souls

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Maureen Dowd

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The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for

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