Believe nothing…

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“Believe nothing just because a so-called wise person said it. Believe nothing just because a belief is generally held. Believe nothing just because it is said in ancient books. Believe nothing just because it is said to be of divine origin. Believe nothing just because someone else believes it. Believe only what you yourself test and judge to be true.”

Buddha

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18 thoughts on “Believe nothing…

  1. Bastet says:

    Reblogged this on Bastet and Sekhmet and commented:
    Believe nothing just because…there is a Koan in regards to believing: If you see Buddha on the road…kill him! I’ll let you meditate this koan!

  2. Ajaytao2010 says:

    Brilliant again my dear
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  3. ridicuryder says:

    Otrazhenie,

    Beliefs require a lot of maintenance……

    Know.

    RidicuRyder

    • Otrazhenie says:

      True, though in my view conforming with the ‘beliefs’ of others is often easier than challenging them. ‘Doubting’ beliefs and critical thinking requires more effort and courage.

      • ridicuryder says:

        Courage is also required to believe no thing or accept you don’t know. The humility and presence can be difficult to sustain. “Doubting” is limited by a certain lack of presence…….hang out here for a while, but choose another place to pitch your teepee.

        Knowing requires balancing vast opposites……on the one hand I can hold terrible weight and arrogance and say something like ” when one believes a compulsion to compare beliefs takes up a lot of energy. When one knows, you basically don’t give a fuck if anyone else does.”
        On the other hand there is a beautiful lightness and joy, a tendency for playfulness and re creating…….

        The tricky part for arriving to this shore is figuring out how to skate across lake psychosis when it only has the slimmest / microscopic and most transparent sheet of ice on it. Better to do it when no one is watching 🙂

  4. risinghawk says:

    Better advice has rarely been dispensed than what one can find in the Buddha’s words – and this quote is one of the best. Thanks for reminding me!

  5. malootka says:

    Reblogged this on truthionary.

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