How the Buddha Spoke

Much has been written about what the Buddha taught which is only right given its clarity, consistency and the fact that 2500 years later millions still accept and live by its principles. However, beyond what the Buddha said, perhaps almost as important is how we said it, i.e. the aesthetic quality of and ethical components of the Buddha speech. How someone speaks – the tone, loudness and intonation of their voice – tells us much about what their thinking, their state of mind and their personality, and can convey something to the listener quite apart from what their words alone do.

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