Guidelines for the Path

"Do not put your faith in traditions, even though they have been accepted for long generations and in many countries. Do not believe a thing because many repeat it. Do not accept a thing on the authority of one or another of the sages of old, nor on the grounds of statements as found in the books. Never believe anything because probability is in its favor. Do not believe in that which you yourself have imagined, thinking that a god has inspired it. Believe nothing merely on the authority of teachers or priests. After examination, believe that which you have tested for yourself and found reasonable, which is in conformity with your well being and that of others." Kalama Sutta - Buddha

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