Do not believe …

Do not believe just because wise men say so.

Do not believe just because it has always been that way.

Do not believe just because others may believe so.

Examine and experience yourself.

Kalama Sutra

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One Comment on “Do not believe …”

  1. andydharma says:

    I dare to paraphrase the Kalama Sutra:

    Do not believe just because those who claim to be following a wise man (Spiritual Guide) say so.
    Do not believe just because those who claim to be following a wise man have always been justifying what they do because of what the wise man (Spiritual Guide) has been telling them to do (allegedly).
    Do not believe just because others may believe there is nothing wrong with those who claim to be following a wise man (Spiritual Guide).
    Examine what the wise man says for yourself and gain experience of what the wise man says for yourself without believing what the self-proclaimed followers of the wise man claim is THE right way to examine and practice what the wise man says. Trust in your experience even if you end up being the only one to have that understanding and experience of what the wise man says, and even if all the self-proclaimed followers of the wise man claim that you are a heretic, impure, to be cast out of the ranks of followers of the wise man. After all, in the kingdom of the blind, you may become the last man standing, the last person who can still see wisdom…


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