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ངག་གི་རྣམ་བཞི། | Glossary of Terms


    ngag gi rnam bzhi

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Translation by Zsuzsa Majer
  • Four kinds of verbal wrongdoing
  • ངག་གི་རྣམ་བཞི།
  • ngag gi rnam bzhi

The four sinful or nonvirtuous verbal actions, namely telling lies, using abusive language, slandering others, and indulging in irrelevant talk. Their counterparts are the four wholesome or virtuous actions of speech, namely, not telling falsehoods, not using abusive language, not slandering others, and not indulging in irrelevant talk.