When I was younger, I couldn’t figure out why certain monks and nuns took vows of silence. It seemed like an empty ritual. How foolish I was! I now realize these silent monastics are acutely aware of the toxic waste that flows from the mouth. They keep silence to save the earth. Perhaps I should join them.
Advice to those of us who consider ourselves righteous but have no control of the tongue: Let’s be eco-friendly by keeping our mouths shut.
That way, we won’t pollute the earth.