Essay About Right Speech

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Right Speech teaches us to refrain from saying hurtful things or bad things about fellow human beings. It teaches us to always be truthful, avoid lying and abstain from double-tongues. Speech can break lives and start wars (Kandasamy 53. 21) This statement is significant in more than one way. On the surface of it, the statement appears to be very simple but if we dig deeper into the layers of it, we see that the statememnt is a very loaded one. When Kandasamy says that “Speech” can “start wars” she also implies that speech can put an end to it too. The Right Speech should be one which helps bring unrest and violence to an end and not ignite it. Proper communication between leaders of the countries across the ocean is imperative to bringing about peace in the region but neither government is employing the right ‘words’ for it. India intervened into the matter under pressure from various quarters, the Sri Lankan government and Tamil Nadu being the major stakeholders. India had been in support of the Tamils as she had a huge Tamil base in the south. India provided a safe sanctuary to the Tamil separatists and also helped provide for the training camps in Tamil Nadu trying to collect a covert guerrilla force in order to face the Sinhala majority in Sri…show more content…
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