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Vācā, Samma Vācā

Talk, High Talk, Speech

High Talk:
No intentional untrue, cruel, harsh, slanderous or useless talk.


The Eighth Lesson
The 10th Lesson
[MN 9]
WP, The Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha, #9: Right View, Bhikkhu Nanamoli and Bhikkhu Bodhi, trans, pp134 The Method: High Talk

Pāḷi MO Hare Horner Punnaji Bodhi Nanamoli Rhys Davids (Mrs)Rhys Davids Thanissaro Walshe Woodward
vācā Talk speech speech Speech speech speech speech speech speech Speech Speech


Pāḷi Text Society
Pāḷi English Dictionary
Edited by T. W. Rhys Davids and William Stede


Vācā: (f.) [vac, vakti & vivakti; cp. vācāḥ (P. vaco); Vedic vak (vac-) voice, word, vakya; Av. vācāh & vaxs word; Gr. e)/pos word, o)/y voice, Lat. vox=voice, voco to call; [mo: vocalize] Ohg. gi-wahan to mention etc....word, saying, speech; also as adj. (-*) vācā speaking, of such a speech (e. g. duṭṭha-...)- D III.69 sq., 96 sq., 171 sq.; S IV.132...-- vācā is mostly applied with some moral characterization...sacca- A II.141, 228; saṅhā A II.141, 228; III.244; IV.172...
-¢nurakkhin guarding one's speech...
-¢bhilapa "speechjabbering," forbidden talk...
-uggata with well intoned speech...


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