Tuesday, May 19, 2009

How harmless is lying?

From Buddha's lips to our ears:

"Monks, I say there is no wicked deed that may not be committed by... the human being who has transgressed in one thing. What one thing? I mean, the intentional uttering of a falsehood."

— Shakyamuni Buddha, Itivuttaka

So important is our word that Buddha says if your word loses integrity, anything else is up for grabs too. Wow. Something to think about, huh?

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