The disaster that comes from the mouth is the following part
of the sentence that people often say:
- Diseases come in from the mouth, disasters come out of the
So first I talk about:
- Diseases that come from the mouth:
In the life of every human being, every day in all the
gestures of walking, standing, lying down, and sitting, you
often cause all kinds of unwholesome karma. For example,
when walking or standing inadvertently you accidentally step
on small insects that are already guilty, so on festive
days, especially on the New Year, you cause even more pity.
Which is killing creatures to serve your living needs, which
is depraved play like smoking and injecting drugs. On
festive occasions like this, you should enjoy it liberally,
so it's easy to add bad karma. Talking about oral karma,
this mouth is very harmful, eating and drinking is picky and
wants to swallow delicious foods for pleasure. In Vietnam in
particular, and in Southeast Asian countries in general,
there are dishes such as snakes, hiss, field mice, locusts,
grasshoppers, etc., which both waste money and bring
diseases to the body. Because plants and animals are now
produced for profit, producers use chemicals a lot, if you
don't know how to abstain, incurable diseases will easily be
brought into the body, then make the body miserable, and the
whole family has to suffer taking care of medicine is
natural. Now talking about:
- Disasters come from the mouth
Briefly summarize the benefits, when you have seen the mouth
and tongue of the world, then the harm will be more than the
good. Do you know why the Creator created man with two
hands, two feet, two eyes, two nostrils, and two ears, but
only one mouth, and one tongue?
If there were two mouths and two tongues, people would be
miserable. Should have listened more than spoken, to be true
to nature. But in reality, many people prefer to talk than
to listen. Remember, it is difficult to have a human body,
to have all the six senses and to have a full mouth and
tongue is a blessing. So if you take advantage of this
blessed capital and plant more blessings, you will be a wise
person. Therefore, cultivating the mouth is the most
necessary thing and is considered to be cultivating more
than half 50%.
Talking about the mouth, it is also the mouth, but if it is
only used for eating, drinking, nourishing the body, used to
speak and communicating in daily life, creating deep love,
harmonious relations, mutual understanding, use to preach,
chant, teach, transmit knowledge and beneficial things to
many people. Therefore, oral karma is very important in
daily life. The virtuous deeds in your life can not be done
every day, but the bad words, the harsh words, and the
unrighteous words can be said every day, every hour, even
Over time, as the damage caused by oral karma accumulates
more and more, the blessings will all disappear from this
mouth. Therefore, for those of you whose words cause damage
to your virtues, your whole life will be hard and hard.
Speech virtue comes and goes with everyone equally, there
are many blessings that are lost through words that come
from the mouth. So someone did not know that, then always
- I didn't do anything bad, but it's still hard and hard.
You should remember that these verbal karmas can quickly
drain your blessings and thereby take away your luck in
life. That makes your life always not smooth. That is why
the Venerable Ones often teach:
- If the mouth always says bad words, criticizes, slanders
others, says curses, and insults others, they will quickly
lose their virtue and lose their blessings.
Criticism, even one that denigrates the elders, can lose its
merit. There are spouses who love to complain and speak ill
of their husband/wife. When there is a conflict, even the
parents or the ancestors of the husband/wife's family also
dare to curse, even dare to say the most difficult words to
If you always resent heaven and earth, your happiness will
also be lost very quickly. Those lost blessings are caused
by the action of your mind. In your mind then there will be
a tendency to selfishness, a tendency to resent, a tendency
to envy, and a tendency to gradually become stingy, greedy,
and wasteful. And this is when the blessing will be lost.
You always resent the heavens and the earth, do not
appreciate what you have, always generate resentment, and
through your mouth constantly speak babbles, reproach, and
slander others. Then the blessing is also quickly lost.
The mouth can hurt your blessings, because blessings are
standard, conditioned, are the cause and condition of
harmony, it is also an expression of a kind of good energy.
Life is too short, if every second, minute you focus on
something bad, you lose a minute of joy that can't be
regained. So you don't have to waste your life judging other
people's mistakes. Indeed, although wealth is much, as big
as a mountain, the mouth that has been eaten for a long time
will also run out. Blessings, through hard work, create many
lives, but because of the mouth that creates karma,
criticizes, and speaks evil... it can be destroyed in a
moment. The ancients also taught:
- Open your mouth and say a lot of words, it will drain your
Dynamic tongues often talk right and left, more than lose
beautiful or ugly, praise and blame... then have to fight,
and insult each other, causing many stories of discord.
That's why Buddha often taught:
- Be silent as the true Dharma, speak as the true Dharma
This Buddha wants to say, a word must help many of you
understand, be peaceful, and beneficial, you will not regret
words and merit is also very boundless. But be very careful
in every word you say when you have to say things that cause
others suffering and damage, you will have to reap the
corresponding things, so don't say them. Create merit for a
lifetime, but just one word of malice towards others is
destroyed in a moment.
This world has had many wars, killing each other just
because of ignorance, but words play an important role.
These are divisive statements that incite hatred, such as:
- Stab the bag of paddy, poke the bag of rice,
- Speak up, talk nonsense.
- Talk horizontally, talk backward
- Eat on the wave, talk on the wind.
- Blatantly slandering people to the point of spitting blood
Or more subtle under the sweet words of sugar cane backward
- Outwardly speaking and laughing, inside is murderous
without a knife.
There are people who are very skillful in speaking sweetly
to the bone and marrow. They are willing to lie to deceive
people to achieve their own benefit. This will create very
serious karma. Just like that will make you or the family in
the house more and more miserable. It's because the
blessings have all followed the insults, curses, or blame
that has flown away. So this karmic mouth, in life you
should definitely pay attention. The mouth should speak
words to be able to keep merit, do not speak harshly about
others so that you can keep blessings. That's also how each
of you cultivates your own oral virtue. Therefore, the
venerable ones also often teach:
- The mouth can release roses, and can also spit out ugly
If you want your mouth to always produce roses, you may need
to cultivate them for a lifetime. Because when the mouth
always speaks good words, the heart is also full of good
thoughts, speaks beautiful words in the Buddhist scriptures,
speaks good words, soft and kind, and pleases others. If you
want to speak beautiful words in your mouth, you must be
kind in your heart, just like the beautiful magnetic field
that the universe has emitted so that you have good health.
Considered a kind heart, it is in the heart to know enough
and to be grateful. Knowing enough is a kind of achievement.
The more a person practices, the more he knows what is
enough. Regardless of the circumstances in life around you,
you always know what is enough, and being grateful can only
In the direction of oral practice, when this mind is
emitted, the main energy of compassion of the universe is
induced, now you will receive the blessing of this main
energy, and it will create the fate for you to get blessings
and good luck. This way, if:
-- If you understand people, you shouldn't say everything
but keep three parts for them to understand for themselves,
that's a way to save a little bit of oral virtue for
- Blaming People should not blame all the words, keep three
parts for them to understand for themselves, and save a
little tolerance for themselves.
- Even if you have talent, don't be arrogant, keep three
parts for others to understand, and save a bit of
implication for yourself.
- Even if you have an advantage over others, you should not
reveal it all, keep three parts for others to understand for
themselves, and save a deep convergence for yourself.
- Even if you are successful, don't brag, save the three
parts for others to know for themselves, save the humility
- To obtain morality, it is not necessary to go to war to
rob, keep the three parts for others, and keep a little
harmony for yourself.
Thus, cultivating virtue is actually cultivating your own
temperament. If you have a good speech and good luck, you
don't have to go around the corner, achievements can be
obtained easily and conveniently. Meanwhile, a thoughtless
word will hurt people, and you and your fortune will get
worse and worse. Bad words are best not to say, that is the
cultivation that you need to have. As a smart person, seeing
the disasters that come from the mouth, you should never
make mistakes. That's also how each of you cultivates your
own oral virtue. Therefore, those who are inclined to
practice oral virtue, must:
01- Speak less
Diseases come in from the mouth, and harm comes out of the
mouth, so don't talk too much, because the more you talk,
the more mistakes you make. In the book Mac Tu, it is
recorded that Mac Tu's students once asked him:
- Is it beneficial to talk a lot?
Mac Tu replied:
- Frogs cry all day long, so loud that their mouths are
tired, but no one hears them. But early in the morning when
the sun rose, the rooster crowed, the whole world was
shaken, and people woke up to prepare to go to work.
So call a lot, talk a lot only at the most reasonable times,
you raise your voice, so words will only work.
The example that Mac Tu gives is to remind you that, in real
life, you shouldn't talk much. People who talk, smart people
will only say the right words at the right times!
02- Be careful with your words
Words, once spoken, should not be taken lightly. If you say
it and have to correct it, it's better not to say it! Do not
easily promise to others, because once you fail to do it,
you will become a disloyal person.
03- Distinguishing between heavy and light words
As a human, you should be aware and distinguish between
heavy and light words in each situation. Once you have
uttered wild, thoughtless words, you will regret it later.
What people can express in front of others the most are
words and actions, especially words. Therefore, when
speaking arrogance are taboo. Arrogant will cause discomfort
to the opponent, cause hatred and easily bring disaster to
04- Straight speech
Words that are too frank in many cases also cause trouble.
So, instead of saying it directly, find a softer way of
saying it, so the advice is:
- A wise man speaks little and listens a lot
Choose an answer, choose a question
A good man must be wise
Give way to people one step wide, the road wide is easy to
The story of people who do not say anything
It's your story, it's wise for you to know it.
05- Words to end feelings
Those who live and know people who know us will never say
words to end feelings. Instead, you will leave others some
way out, save some of the merit of your mouth for yourself.
Even if you blame the person, don't be so harsh that you
don't give them a way back. Should give them a way out, your
tolerance will be expanded.
06- Evil words
Do not use rude or malicious words to hurt others. Ancient
- Wounds caused by swords may heal, but malicious words are
forever etched in the hearts of others, unable to be
dismissed or forgotten easily.
07- Arrogant speech
People who often say these words are arrogant and
egotistical. And no matter what kind of person they are,
such arrogant speech is detrimental to their growth, even
making others hate them.
08- Bad words behind your back
The bad words behind others' backs, most of them are petty
people. Philosopher of the Eastern Han Dynasty, Wang Sung
- Bad words behind your back will crush honest and good
A person with the merit of his mouth absolutely does not
speak ill of others, because the consequences of this can
even be so severe that the world cannot be at peace.
9- Hot words
Hot words, when you say it, you will hurt others a lot.
Saying without thinking, being overwhelmed by emotions,
leading to angry words not only makes others uncomfortable
but also the person who said the sentence is not happy.
Outbursts of anger when you are angry, and losing control
will hurt both the other person and yourself. Buddha also
taught: Be silent as the true dharma, speak as the true
dharma, so you understand that:
- One word must help many people understand, peace, and
benefit, you will not regret words and merit is also very
boundless. But be very careful in every word you say when
you have to say words that cause others suffering and
damage, then you will have to reap the corresponding things.
As once said, creating merit takes a lifetime, but just one
word of malice towards others is destroyed in a moment.
Especially if you want to practice diligently and achieve
success, you must avoid right and wrong things, because
right and wrong take a lot of time in vain, but create a lot
of karma, speech, and the knot of hatred. That's why it's
not natural that our grandparents taught you very carefully
about learning to talk to yourself, and the generations
after you. Because blood ancestors, as well as spiritual
ancestors, see very clearly that words can be disruptive,
self-harm, and create terrible verbal karma. For yourself,
your grandparents remind you:
If you want to say something, you must bend your tongue
seven times before you speak.
It is a profound admonition to think carefully before you
speak, should not like something just say something, but do
not care about right or wrong, speak without thinking, and
do not think your words will be blown away by the wind, and
say what you like to say. Thoughtless words can make a
person angry, miserable, or even die instantly if he still
clings to right and wrong judgments. And especially when
it's uttered by a dear, important person.
In the practice of Buddhism, there is a method of loving
speech, that is, saying lovely words. The words have
liberating material, and bring peace to the listeners, to
the sentient beings who are privileged to hear you speak.
The word love is suggested in the Four Elements of
Popularity. However, if you want to have a loving language,
you must have the right thought, that is, you must think
right, if you think wrongly or misunderstand an issue, you
will say the wrong thing and conclude wrongly. In order to
have loving speech, it is also necessary to have the
condition that there is no anger, ignorance, and no greed,
from which to be able to say cute words. Because when you
are angry you can easily say destructive words, when you are
greedy you may say untruthful words and in delusion, you may
say sweet words but behind that may contain consequences
because it leads people into madness.
The motive of a heavy or gentle speech is very important, or
rather, the idea of what the word comes from, will produce
good or bad karma. The same criticism, but if you criticize
with love, reflect on others to realize the truth about
yourself, and live better, that criticism is good karma. And
vice versa. Choosing the right words to say is the same, if
you want to choose the right words, for each specific
object, you must understand what your audience wants.
Someone you have to say strong, straightforward words, but
someone you are soft, gentle words. It is a humanistic art
that not everyone, not always you can do the same because it
depends on the object.
There are people who are considered lovers and friends, but
they say things that are not cute. When speaking, they may
also know that the statement is wrong, hurting them, and the
other person also hurting; but they couldn't control it.
Perhaps because of the wrongful karma of the left owner,
meeting each other in the form of friends and relatives to
hurt each other! Or maybe because you yourself have been
nourished by the forgiveness of loved ones, you think that
no matter what you say, you will be forgiven. Reliance in
behavior, especially when speaking, will cause you to
spontaneously arise and say painful words. But, in the end,
the words containing the dagger, you yourself hurt yourself,
because your mouth at that time spits out the words of the
dagger, it must be painful.
In short, it is not natural that the ancients often say:
- Diseases come from the mouth, and disasters come out of
This saying is reminded and transmitted in the world as a
process of experience of the ancients. To avoid the dangers
of oral karma and improve one's personality, you need to
practice. During the internship period, there are moments of
great silence to send a message to everyone, especially
those who talk a lot, say bad words, say cruel, that:
- I do not speak because my heart is no longer wavering
before your cruel words, and also for you to reduce your
Such a practice is also a practice of compassion, a way of
nurturing your mind to become more stable. Once upon a time,
your Buddha had practiced such majestic silence many times
when he was slandered and humiliated. You are His child,
must learn from Him about silence and face it. Especially
when you are still full of greed, hatred, and delusion,
obstacles such as slander, humiliation, or being directed at
you by daggers in someone's mouth, are also normal.
Knowing is difficult because your mind is still narrow, and
your practice is not deep, but tolerating difficult things
you have to practice starts with awareness, and nurturing as
long as it is precious. Forbearance is knowing how to be
silent, knowing how to smile even though life's thorns sting
your feet. And actually, the ring is also loving you.
Because if you don't know how to be patient if you don't
know how to take care of the loving energy in you, then when
you encounter a person's immense anger expressed by cruel
words, you will also be angry. When you also react strongly,
you are no different from other people.