Meditation Categories Causes and Effects

43. Positive Actions of the Speech

Longchen Nyingtik Meditation 43

The Beginning

Take refuge and arouse bodhichitta.

The Main Part

Meditate on the effects of positive speech:

By renouncing lying, you are praised and well liked.

By giving up sowing discord, you enjoy a harmonious family and friends, and are respected by others.

By abandoning harsh words, you hear pleasant speech and are much admired.

By renouncing worthless chatter, you speak the truth, what you say carries weight, and people trust you.

By upholding these four positive actions, you accomplish virtues in speech and attain perfect joy. Therefore, resolve: I must practice the four positive actions of speech as much as possible.

The Ending

Dedicate all the merit of your practice to all sentient beings.