How the Buddha Teaches Dhamma
(from Digital Pali Reader: Daily Buddha Vacana - 14 April 2012)
When the good Gotama teaches Dhamma to an assembly in a park he does not exalt them or disparage them. On the contrary, he delights, uplifts, inspires, and gladdens that assembly with talk on Dhamma. The sound of the good Gotama’s voice has eight qualities. It is distinct and intelligible, sweet and audible, fluent and clear, deep and resonant. Therefore, when he teaches the assembly, his voice does not go beyond that assembly. After being delighted, uplifted, inspired and gladdened with talk on Dhamma, the audience rise from their seats and depart reluctantly, keeping their eyes upon him.