Believe nothing

My favorite Buddha quote, in honor of his birthday:

Believe nothing,
no matter where you read it,
or who has said it,
not even if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.


4 Responses to “Believe nothing”

  1. Sean Crawford

    Part of being human for me, alas, is I can easily apply that philosophy in everyday life while also being unwise in regards to childhood areas… areas where I feel I still have something to prove. (Sigh!) My test for whether a belief is healthy is whether I can have a sense of humour about it.

  2. David

    Isn’t that advice a bit self-limiting?



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