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Post by Akindra on Fri Nov 13, 2009 10:43 pm



The Lord Buddha has said...

...that we must not believe in a thing said merely because it is said; nor traditions
because they have been handed down from antiquity; nor rumors, as such; nor
writings by Sages, because Sages wrote them; nor fancies that we may suspect to
have been inspired in us by a Deva; nor from inferences drawn from some
haphazard assumption we may have made; nor because of what seems an analogical
necessity; nor on the mere authority of our teachers or Masters.

But we are to believe when the writing, doctrine, or saying is corroborated by our
own reason and consciousness.

"For this", says he in concluding, "I taught you not to believe merely because you
have heard, but when you believed of your consciousness, then to act
accordingly and abundantly."

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