慈濟傳播人文志業基金會
The Illustrated Jing Si Aphorisms

The Buddha says:

“Right Speech” means that you

don’t tell lies,

don’t say things that hurt others,

and don’t use obscenity.

My fellow monks! This is “Right Speech.” 

 

“Right Speech” means that we always tell the truth and that we always mean what we say.

 

Otherwise, we will create bad karma. The sutras teach that we create karma as soon as we open our mouths or move our tongues.

 

Speaking harshly to others, telling lies, flattering people, gossiping back and forth, these all create bad karma.

 

 

Many of our members drop out of the Tzu Chi Collegiate Association after a while. How can we keep them from quitting?

The most important thing in the Tzu Chi Collegiate Association is to care for and encourage one another. You need to be good students and not waste time on hedonistic pleasures. The current generation of young people focuses too much on fancy entertainment. Appropriate extracurricular activities can help young people spend their free time meaningfully.

Fall 2016