Every word spoken uselessly is a dangerous gossiping.
Every malicious word, every slander is a degradation of the consciousness.
And when this slander is expressed in a vulgar language and gross terms, then that is equivalent to a suicide―the suicide of one’s soul.
The Mother – Words of the Mother – II: CWM, Vol. 14, p. 205
It is bad and harmful and lowers not only the consciousness of those who gossip, but also the general atmosphere of the place.
The Mother – Words of the Mother – II: CWM, Vol. 14, p. 207