The Buddha’s Two Cents

Steve Roberts black ink drawing: being with star in mouth

Do not believe anything on mere hearsay; do not believe traditions because they are old and handed down through many generations; do not believe simply because the written  testimony of some ancient sage is shown to you; never believe anything because presumptions is in its favor or the custom of many years leads you to regard as true; do not believe anything on the mere authority of teachers or priests.  Whatever according to your own experience and after thorough investigation agrees with your reason, and is conducive to your own weal and to that of all other living things, THAT accept as truth and live accordingly.

~ Gotama, the Buddha

 

 

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