The Practical Buddhist Responds: Right Speech
The third principle of the Path is Right Speech. Right speech is not about being correct, but about being ethical and moral in what we say. Words can ruin lives or save lives, start wars or forge peace. The Buddhist strives to
Evil, unethical speech leads to more of the same. When a leader speaks simple truth gently, clearly, and strongly it is unexpected and may fall on ears deafened by noise and lies.