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The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter Twelve Summary

Nhat Hanh
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Chapter Twelve Summary and Analysis

The Fourth Mindfulness Training describes the affirmation to speak truthfully and non-judgmentally, not cause division and discord, and resolve all conflicts. Although technologically sophisticated, our communications are blocked. Right Speech is speaking truthfully, not with a forked tongue, not cruelly or slanderously and not exaggeration so that speech arises from the seed of Buddha. Right speech is based on Right thinking and is clear and unedited. Rather than speaking from our suffering, we must speak from Right Mindfulness and deep listening to avoid harmful thoughts. Deep, compassionate listening and loving speech can transform us, and nourishes both speaker and listener and can be healing to families, "restoring harmony love and happiness." The therapy of one hour of deep, quiet listening can bring relief to suffering, and is what psychotherapists try to practice. Mindful breathing and meditation can help us do compassionate listening.

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