Posted by: Upāsaka Subhavi | 09/21/2014

Giving One’s Word | Abhaya-cariya

I undertake the training rule to regard my word as a sacred oath; not to give it lightly but, once given, strive to honor it under all circumstances.

In my almost 40 years of life I feel that my track record of holding to my word is, at best, shoddy. I have always been good at keeping my word when it has come to work obligations but when it has come to things like calling friends or meeting up…well, let’s just say I have been known to flake out.  Why this is I’m not certain but it seems that, when money is not involved, I let things slide even though it is these relationships that should take primacy.

As such, I will undertake to honor my word when it is given and refrain from giving it when I do not feel capable of following through. May I watch my speech closely and may I train my moth, heart and mind n line with the Dhamma.


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