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Dethis Katha (32 types of unskillful talks)

upekkaupekka Veteran Veteran
edited March 2010 in Philosophy
can anyone post them please

thanks in advance


  • DhammaDhatuDhammaDhatu Veteran Veteran
    edited March 2010
    Is it this?
    "If, while he is dwelling by means of this dwelling, his mind inclines to speaking, he resolves that 'I will not engage in talk that is base, vulgar, common, ignoble, unbeneficial, that does not lead to disenchantment, dispassion, cessation, calm, direct knowledge, self-awakening, or Unbinding — i.e., talk about kings, robbers, & ministers of state; armies, alarms, & battles; food & drink; clothing, furniture, garlands, & scents; relatives; vehicles; villages, towns, cities, the countryside; women & heroes; the gossip of the street & the well; tales of the dead; tales of diversity, the creation of the world & of the sea; talk of whether things exist or not.' In this way he is alert there.

    MN 122
  • upekkaupekka Veteran Veteran
    edited March 2010
    thanks DD
    Merits to DD and all
  • edited March 2010
    there's only 32?
  • GayanGayan New Colombo New

    @armando said:
    there's only 32?

    Several suttas contain this list but all of them list only 27. However, as usual, the Commentators obsessed with splitting hairs have stretched it to 32 by splitting the last one into 6.

    The name "Detis Katha" is also theirs. The Suttas called the original ones "Tirracchana katha" which literally means ‘animal talk’.

    Incidentally this list is not for us to learn and remember. These topics are for avoiding. Several suttas say that we should instead be discussing only the Noble Truth.

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