"Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it."
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Buddha
[Gautama Siddharta] (563 - 483 BC), Hindu Prince, founder of Buddhism
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 -- jaani, melbourne      
That man was extremely intelligent...
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    Is there a source? We could put anything up here and claim, "Buddha said that!"
     -- Bill, Allentown     
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     -- Mduduzi Nkonyane, Mafikeng      
    I think a quick search in google can confirm that Buddha most likely said this. It does matter to give credit to whoever said this (whether it was the Buddha or not), but you should not just believe anything just because it is spoken by a great mind, but because it is true!
     -- Philip Lu     
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    Well said philip! Luv this quote, I live by it!
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     -- Anonymous      
    I like it a lot ! ! ! The occupying statist theocracy infesting this land is attempting to brain wash into compliance all attendants of their their ecclesiastical seminaries (government schools). History is polluted by fractional focus and dogmental spins on facts. Dumbing down is the nature of the beast so as to attain better and more obedient slaves.

    When I was young, a Pastor told me not to believe him, follow any one else that would preach and or don't make rash conclusions concerning most events but rather, challenge the Lord daily as to find the absolute truth. So, its been my experience  Buddha is correct here.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    It's on a theme by Kalama: By Bodhipaksa

    In the original Kalama Sutta, we have (in Thanissaro’s translation):

    “Now, Kalamas, don’t go by reports, by legends, by traditions, by scripture, by logical conjecture, by inference, by analogies, by agreement through pondering views, by probability, or by the thought, ‘This contemplative is our teacher.’ When you know for yourselves that, ‘These qualities are skillful; these qualities are blameless; these qualities are praised by the wise; these qualities, when adopted & carried out, lead to welfare & to happiness’ — then you should enter & remain in them.”



     -- Robert 1, Sarasota     
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