Sunday, July 12, 2009

Mind your Language !!

There was an extremely popular television serial some years ago with this title. That serial poked fun at people from different countries on the manner by which they speak the English language. This blog has the same title but the intention is slightly different.

It is important to be good at language skills. However, one has to be also good at using the language properly at different occasions. One has to be particularly careful in avoiding use of abusive or dirty words. Sometimes when passion overcomes us, we tend to lose control of what we speak or do. Even when we are emotionally charged up, we need to mind our language.

I must mention a word about my brother here. Right from childhood I have observed him showing tremendous restraint and control over his tongue. Even when everyone around him freely used bad words and when it was considered fashionable to mouth such words, he would speak only decent and proper language. He always came across as dignified and respectable because of that.

Control of our tongue has many advantages. A harshly spoken word can never be withdrawn and can cause more damage than can be imagined. It will be easy to move from controlling our tongue to controlling our minds. An honourable and happy life awaits us when we thus control our minds.

One should avoid speaking anything which may provoke violence, flattery, condemnation or gossip. Or use words that may cause harm to others. One should not inflict pain by using words which are abusive – Jain thought

The game of life is the game of boomerangs. Our thoughts, deeds and words return to us sooner or later, with astounding accuracy. - Florence Shinn Bounce

Anger fogs understanding – Sri Sathya Sai Baba


KParthasarathi said...

Satyam Bruyath, Priyam bruyath, Hitham bruyath.
Speak the truth, speak lovingly and speak beneficially.

manivannan said...

Excellent post friend! Very enriching. Great quotes shared, loved each one of them.

I missed reading your posts! Keep spreading more such valuable thoughts :-)

Have a great weekend!

Cyrus Rumi said...

You have a great blog, brother. I shall now be following you...

Have a great day, and my namaste to you and family.


Avin said...

I got a friend who is very much like your brother :) This post helps me see him in a even more brighter light.
Nice post :)

shri ramesh sadasivam said...

Very true, Vish. I sometimes flaw in this aspect. I need to correct myself. Our words give us respect. But sometimes we think it is funny and use such words. Thanks for reminding. :)

shri ramesh sadasivam said...

Very Excellent blog. Tries to awaken ones concsiousness. Keeping the Picture Of Lord Rama, Mother Sita, Lakshmana and Hanumanji, this is the way it should be...

I like this blog very much.

Anonymous said...

Language is the light of the mind and Speech is power.We must learn to use this power in a proper manner,truthfully,carefully without hurting the sentiments of others.