3.4 sammāvācā—right speech

3.4.1 Words like those of a Flower *

Just like a beautiful flower that is pleasant to look at but is without any smell,
In the same way pleasant speech will bear no fruit if one does not act accordingly.
Just like a beautiful flower, pleasant to look and endowed with smell,
In the same way, pleasant speech will bear fruit if one acts accordingly.
Just as a heap of flowers could produce many garlands of flowers,
Anyone born as a mortal should perform many wholesome deeds.

* Pupphavaggo: Puppha + vaggo: flower + chapter
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