We have been lying a lot through countless lives so, that reduces the power, the positive quality of the speech - Longchen Nyingthig Vietnam

We have been lying a lot through countless lives so, that reduces the power, the positive quality of the speech

Because it’s powerless, when we read even though we read quite a lot of mantras, we still don’t see the result. The reason is because there is heavy karmas that exist in our speech. Therefore, we want to purify that negativity first to make the speech more powerful. Because of our ignorance we speak badly, we speak dishonestly, and we speak something that we are not supposed to. We do a lot of lies, divisive speech, harsh words and idle talks. There are four karmas of our speech. These four karmas destroy the power of speech. Therefore, even though, sometimes, we say something truthful but people do not believe. They say: “Really? Are you not lying?” When we are saying something true people still say: “Really. Are you not lying to me?” They are not believing because we don’t have the power. We don’t really have truth in our speech, because we actually lie, lie a lot. We have been lying a lot through countless lives so, that reduces the power, the positive quality of the speech. Now even though we try to chant sutra, our speech is not very powerful, therefore it doesn’t get the result completely. So it’s important to understand the abscuration of body and speech and the mind within us and then try to purify the negativity and try to make them more alive or more practical.

 

 Hungkar Dorje Rinpoche, “GURU YOGA: The Source of Power in Speech and The Purification”

 

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