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Posted by: Johann
« on: October 07, 2018, 03:54:26 PM »

The speedy way to heaven ⛅ and beyond is said by the Wise to talk about 10 topics:

Namo tassa bhagavato arahato sammā-sambuddhassa

"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."
Posted by: gus
« on: October 05, 2018, 09:34:34 AM »

Quote from: Lowada Sangarava -
A Sinhalese poem of the 15th century
by
Venerable Vidagama Maitreya Mahathera
Translated by: Bhikkhu K. Nanananda
Frivolous talk
which does not conduce to the good
of this world or the next,
which the wise from times past
have abstained from,
is unskilful speech.
Do not indulge in it
even for fun.
It is a royal road to hell.