Harmful is all
false speech, lying, pretending, deceiving, and misleading!
Savatthi the Blessed
Buddha said this:
What, householder friends, is the Dhamma explanation befitting for oneself?
Here, householder friends, a Noble Disciple reflects thus: If someone were to
damage my welfare with false speech, lying, pretending, deceiving,
that would neither be pleasing, nor agreeable to
Similarly, if I were to speak
false to, lie to, pretend, deceive, and mislead another being, that would
that being's welfare, and would neither be pleasing, nor
agreeable, nor acceptable
to that other being either....
What is displeasing and disagreeable to me, is also displeasing and
to any other being too. How can I harm and hurt another being with what provoke,
annoy, and exasperate myself? Having reflected
thus repeatedly, then gradually:
1: He/she will carefully avoid all false speech, deception, and deceitfulness...
2: He/she will persuade others also to abstain from all false speech, and lying...
3: He/she will praise speaking only honest, trustworthy, plain,
and straight Truth...
In this very way is this advantageous verbal behaviour purified in 3
Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta
Sotāpattisamyutta. Thread 7: To the people at the Bamboo gate...
More on Not Deceiving
and Right Speech (Sammā Vācā):
You can run away from your mistake, but not
from your regret.
You can play with your drama, but not with your karma.
Theravada Buddhist Chaiteet
should never Harm other beings by
Deceiving them with
Truth always Triumphs! from
Bhikkhu Samahita on