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March 10, 2006

Do Not Believe (Revisited)

Do not believe what you have heard.
Do not believe in tradition because it is handed down many generations.
Do not believe in anything that has been spoken of many times.
Do not believe because the written statements come from some old sage.
Do not believe in conjecture.
Do not believe in authority or teachers or elders.
But after careful observation and analysis, when it agrees with reason and it will benefit one and all, then accept it and live by it.
---Buddha (563 B.C. -- 483 B.C.)

Source: Wisdom of the Ages: A Modern Master Brings Eternal Truth into Everyday Life by Wayne W. Dyer ISBN: 0-06-019231-3
Today is MY birthday. Thank you, Mom and Dad, for giving me life, and for being such wonderful, honest parents
This entry was originally posted on April 28, 2004 and has such deep and profound meaning to me that I thought it was altogether proper to repost here.

Posted by niganit at March 10, 2006 9:37 AM
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