Daily Words of the Buddha for February 22, 2020

Pāli Word a Day for February 22, 2020 — paṇītaṃ — excellent, precious

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.


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

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