How to converse – El buen conversador


 
The wise man speaks not before one who is greater than he in wisdom; and does not interrupt the words of his companion; and is not hasty to reply; he asks according to canon, and answers to the point; and speaks on the first thing first, and on the last last; of what he has not heard he says, I have not heard; and he acknowledges the Truth.

Pirqe Aboth (5:10)

 
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El hombre prudente no habla antes de que lo haga otro más sabio que él; y no interrumpe las palabras de su interlocutor; y no se apresura en contestar; pregunta de acuerdo con la norma y contesta puntualmente; habla de lo que es primero como primero [en importancia], y de lo último como último; sobre lo que no ha oído dice, "no lo he oído"; y es testigo de la verdad.

Pirqe Aboth (5:10)

About amartingarcia

General surgeon (retired). Studied Western philosophy at U of Toronto. Afterwards interest turned to advaita vedanta and non-duality for past 20 yrs, plus a long interlude in Sufism coinciding with that period. Now contributing in ’Advaita Vision’ with regular posts and discussions.
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