The words you speak become the house you live in.

~Hafiz

Right Speech Vow

Aware of the suffering caused by unmindful speech and the inability to listen to others, I am committed to cultivating loving-speech and deep listening in order to bring joy and happiness to others and relieve others of their suffering.

Knowing that words can create happiness or suffering, I am determined to speak truthfully with words that inspire self-confidence, joy and hope.

I will not spread news that I do not know to be certain and will not criticize or condemn things of which I am not sure.

I will refrain from uttering words that can cause division or discord or that can cause the family or community to break.

I am determined to make all efforts to reconcile and resolve all conflicts however small.

More?