Can you imagine how your life would change if you chose to follow the Sufi ‘4 Gates of Speech’ tradition? It would mean that before you say a single word you have to pass a 4-question test. The 1st question, at the 1st gate is:
“Is what I’m about to say true?” If it is, you can continue to the 2nd Gate, where you ask yourself:
“Are these word’s necessary?” If they aren’t, don’t say them and if they are continue on to the 3rd Gate, where you ask yourself:
“Is what I’m about to say beneficial?” If it isn’t stop, if it is continue on to the 4th Gate and ask:
“Is what I’m about to say kind?” If it is, then feel free to say what you want to say. You have passed the ‘4 Gates of Speech’ test!