What is the right measure for your freedom of speech,
with how much mindfulness of motivations and consequences,
how much control for restraint and responsibility?
How self-critical should you be,
before you criticise others
for not being self-critical enough?
Is every belief system totally and equally
worthy of praise and respect,
to be left as they are to grow?
Are there dogmatic doctrines
that cannot be censured?
What if some practices upheld
bring chaos to the world,
and wreck violence upon others?
How do you respect
those who disrespect
those who disagree?
Will you speak up
if it is considered religiously right
to crush those who speak up?
Will you take any action first,
before action is taken against you?
What action will you take?
How The Buddha Chooses What To Say