Daily Words of the Buddha ~ July 22, 2014

Lord Shiva Parvati 7
Sabhaggato vā parisaggato vā
ekassa veko na musā bhaṇeyya.
Na bhāṇaye bhaṇataṃ nānujaññā.
Sabbaṃ abhūtaṃ parivajjayeyya.

Having entered a royal court or a company of people
one should not speak lies.
One should not speak lies (oneself) nor incite others to do so.
One should completely avoid falsehood.

Sutta Nipāta 2.399

The Discourse Collection: Selected Texts from the Sutta Nipāta,
translated by John D. Ireland

 

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