When sons of good families become homeless monks, it is wrong for them talk about trivial things. They should avoid talking about:
- clothes, furniture, and jewelry;
- cities and towns;
- men and women;
- stories about the dead;
- and empty philosophy.
So what should they talk about? These 10 things:
- and on understanding liberation.
If you only talk about these ten things, you will outshine the sun and moon, much less monks of other religions.
-Kathāvatthu Sutta AN 10.69 ( A v 128)