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    http://theageofreason.org/post/3203163473/kalama-sutta

    Kalama Sutta

    The people of Kalama asked the Buddha who to believe out of all the ascetics, sages, venerables, and holy ones who, like himself, passed through their town. They complained that they were confused by the many contradictions they discovered in what they heard. The Kalama Sutta is the Buddha’s reply.

    Do not believe anything on mere hearsay.
    Do not believe in traditions merely because they are old and have been handed down for many generations and in many places.
    Do not believe anything on account of rumors or because people talk a great deal about it.
    Do not believe in what you have fancied, thinking that, because it is extraordinary, it must have been inspired by a god or other wonderful being.
    Do not believe anything merely because presumption is in its favor, or because the custom of many years inclines you to take it as true.
    Do not believe anything merely on the authority of your teachers and priests.
    But, whatever, after thorough investigation and reflection, you find to agree with reason and experience, as conducive to the good and benefit of one and all and of the world at large, accept only that as true, and shape your life in accordance with it.

    The same concepts, said the Buddha, must be applied to his own teachings.

    Do not accept any doctrine from reverence, but first try it as gold is tried by fire.

    also at: http://tomikiaikido.blogspot.com/2011/03/kalama-sutta.html

    and other sites.
  2. Standard memberkaroly aczel
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    27 Jan '12 20:16
    Originally posted by JS357
    http://theageofreason.org/post/3203163473/kalama-sutta

    Kalama Sutta

    The people of Kalama asked the Buddha who to believe out of all the ascetics, sages, venerables, and holy ones who, like himself, passed through their town. They complained that they were confused by the many contradictions they discovered in what they heard. The Kalama Sutta is the ...[text shortened]... fire.

    also at: http://tomikiaikido.blogspot.com/2011/03/kalama-sutta.html

    and other sites.
    Timely words for a mixed forum.
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    28 Jan '12 01:21
    Originally posted by JS357
    http://theageofreason.org/post/3203163473/kalama-sutta

    Kalama Sutta

    The people of Kalama asked the Buddha who to believe out of all the ascetics, sages, venerables, and holy ones who, like himself, passed through their town. They complained that they were confused by the many contradictions they discovered in what they heard. The Kalama Sutta is the ...[text shortened]... fire.

    also at: http://tomikiaikido.blogspot.com/2011/03/kalama-sutta.html

    and other sites.
    gold.

    for a second there, i thought you were going to talk about a more interesting subject, the kama sutra!
  4. Joined
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    28 Jan '12 01:26
    Originally posted by JS357
    http://theageofreason.org/post/3203163473/kalama-sutta

    Kalama Sutta

    The people of Kalama asked the Buddha who to believe out of all the ascetics, sages, venerables, and holy ones who, like himself, passed through their town. They complained that they were confused by the many contradictions they discovered in what they heard. The Kalama Sutta is the ...[text shortened]... fire.

    also at: http://tomikiaikido.blogspot.com/2011/03/kalama-sutta.html

    and other sites.
    "But, whatever, after thorough investigation and reflection,.."

    WHO DOES THAT!? LOL
  5. Standard memberblack beetle
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    28 Jan '12 22:02
    Originally posted by josephw
    [b]"But, whatever, after thorough investigation and reflection,.."

    WHO DOES THAT!? LOL[/b]
    I just do it
    since 1994 -but I 'm ancientšŸ˜µ
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    28 Jan '12 23:44
    Originally posted by black beetle
    I just do it
    since 1994 -but I 'm ancientšŸ˜µ
    Like the song? "Let's do it, and do it, and do it do it do it do it..."
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