Right speech and rights

Date: Tue, 10 Oct 1995 15:25:47 +0100
From: "peter.harvey" [email protected]
Subject: Right speech and rights

Steven Jamar suggested that someone //might// argue that 'non-right speech is to be banned since only right speech is explicitly mentioned' in Buddhism.

The reply here is, in part: such a banning would be a form of harsh speech/communication: ie. itself wrong speech. One can only expect such a ban (not the right word really) for monks and nuns, who have consented to the monastic rules, on these and other matters, by choosing to be ordained.