Samma Vaca, Right Speech: 3 definitions
Samma Vaca means something in Buddhism, Pali. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Journey to Nibbana: Patthana Dhama
Part of the Sobhana Cetasikas. Samma vaca is right speech.It helps citta not to tell bad speech like telling lies, saying bad words or rough words or rude words, telling non sense tales, telling divisive speech. It is a kind of inhibition. It focuses on verbal actions or speech unlike samma kammanta.
Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).
General definition (in Buddhism)Source: Buddhist Door: GlossaryThe third of Eightfold Path, abstaining from lying, slander/back biting, abuse/harsh words and idle talk.Source: Shambala Publications: General
Right Speech means that if we are not aware—as normally we are not—then we don’t know what we are saying or doing. Inadvertently, we indulge in all kinds of negative forms of speech such as lying, backbiting, haughty speech, and gossip. It is important to become aware of our speech, because what we say and how we say it have a direct influence on the kind of person we become. If we are always using harsh words, then we naturally become very aggressive.
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Full-text (+1): Eightfold Path, Virati Cetasikas, Samyagvak, Sammavaca, Samma Ajiva, Aryashtangamarga, Magganga, Sobhana Cetasikas, Satyavacanayoga, Shilaskandha, Virati, Shila, Abhisamacarika Sila, Anasravashila, Adibrahmacariyaka Sila, Bodhi Pakkhiya Dhamma, Magga, Four Noble Truths, Sacca, Samma.
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Vipassana Meditation Course (by Chanmyay Sayadaw)
The Four Noble Truths (by Ajahn Sumedho)
Introduction < [Chapter 4 - The Fourth Noble Truth]
Part 3 - Right Speech, Right Action, Right Livelihood < [Chapter 4 - The Fourth Noble Truth]
Abhidhamma in Daily Life (by Ashin Janakabhivamsa) (by Ashin Janakabhivamsa)
Factor 12-14 - The three abstinences (samma vaca (right speech), samma kammanta (right action), samma ajiva (right livelihood)) < [Chapter 3 - On kusala cetasikas (wholesome mental factors)]
Patthana Dhamma (by Htoo Naing)
Vipassana Meditation (by Chanmyay Sayadaw)
Part 7 - Realization Of The Noble Truths < [Chapter 1 - Happiness Through Right Understanding]
The Patthanuddesa Dipani (by Mahathera Ledi Sayadaw)